Abraham Sowden

Cricket Player

1853 – 1921


Who was Abraham Sowden?

Abraham Sowden was an English first-class cricketer, who played eight matches for Yorkshire County Cricket Club from 1878 to 1887, and for T Emmett's XI in 1881, plus an England XI against the Australians in 1902, when he was aged 48.

Born in Great Horton, Bradford, Yorkshire, England, and registered as Abram Sowden, he was a successful batsman for Bingley C.C. from 1875 to 1893 and for Bradford C.C. from 1893 to 1901.

In ten first-class matches he scored 163 runs, with a best score of 37 against Kent, and he took one catch. He bowled right arm fast with a round arm action, but conceded 70 runs without success.

Sowden was a worsted manufacturer by trade, and died in July 1921 in Heaton, Yorkshire.

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Dec 1, 1853
Great Horton
Jul 5, 1921
Heaton, West Yorkshire

on July 23, 2013


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