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  • The Reverend Wilfrid Alec Radford Young played first-class cricket for Somerset in the period from 1889 to 1893 immediately before and after the side's elevation to first-class status. He was born at Brighton, Sussex, and died at the rectory at Kimcote, Leicestershire. Young was educated at Harrow School and as a right-handed middle-order batsman and a right-arm slow bowler he played in the socially important Eton v Harrow cricket match at Lord's in three seasons from 1883 to 1885. He went to Selwyn College, Cambridge University, and played in a trial match for the Cambridge cricket team, but did not make any first-team appearances. He appeared for Somerset in several matches in the 1889 and 1890 seasons: Somerset was at this point a second-class county, and the success of the side in 1890 was a material factor in its elevation to first-class cricket status for the 1891 season, when it was allowed to compete in the County Championship. Young only appeared twice in first-class matches for Somerset, once in each of the 1891 and 1893 seasons, and he did not bowl in either of them. His only runs came in the 1891 match: he scored 13 against Surrey. In his 1893 game against Lancashire he failed to score in either innings. Wikipedia

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