Alan Barnes

Cricket Player

1850 – 1915


Who was Alan Barnes?

Alan Sedgwick Barnes was an English cricketer who played first-class cricket for MCC between 1877 and 1879 and for Derbyshire in 1878

Barnes was born in Anfield, and his brother John was a barrister. Barnes made his debut cricketing appearance for MCC against South Wales Cricket Club during the 1874 season, in which, despite finishing on a duck in the first innings from the upper order, the team recovered to win by a comfortable margin. Barnes' debut first-class appearance came three years later, for MCC against Oxford University, in which the university side finished on 12 all out in the first innings, in a game scheduled for three days but finished in just a single day.

Barnes continued to play for MCC in the early part of the 1878 season. He also played three matches in a month for Derbyshire during the 1878 season.

Barnes continued to play for Marylebone Cricket Club in 1879, with the team picking up two innings-margin victories from three wins and two losses.

Barnes was a right-handed batsman and played 20 innings in 13 first class matches at an average of 5.94 and a top score on 16.

Barnes died in Twyford Abbey at the age of 64. His nephew, Ronald, played first-class cricket for Oxford University and, most notably, Marylebone Cricket Club, during the early part of the twentieth century.

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Oct 9, 1850
  • England
May 17, 1915
West Twyford

on July 23, 2013


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