Francis Evelyn

Francis Lyndon Evelyn JP DL (24 May 1859 – 8 December 1910) was a Welsh first-class cricketer.

Francis Evelyn
Personal information
Full nameFrancis Lyndon Evelyn
Born24 May 1859
Presteigne, Radnorshire, Wales
Died8 December 1910(1910-12-08) (aged 51)
Kinsham, Herefordshire, England
Domestic team information
18801881Oxford University
Career statistics
Competition First-class
Matches 5
Runs scored 33
Batting average 3.30
100s/50s –/–
Top score 10
Catches/stumpings 1/–
Source: Cricinfo, 2 March 2020

The son of Francis Evelyn senior, he was born at Presteigne in May 1859. He was educated at Rugby School,[1] before going up to Oriel College, Oxford.[2] While studying at Oxford, he played first-class cricket for Oxford University in 1880 and 1881, making five appearances.[3] He struggled as a batsman in his five matches, scoring just 33 runs with a high score of 10.[4]

After graduating from Oxford, Evelyn was commissioned into the Herefordshire Light Infantry as a second lieutenant in December 1880.[5] By 1884, he was serving in the Shropshire Light Infantry as a lieutenant, resigning his commission in April 1884.[6] Evelyn served as a deputy lieutenant for Herefordshire in 1885, before serving as the High Sheriff of Radnorshire in 1887.[7] He also served as a justice of the peace for Radnorshire.[1] Evelyn died in December 1910 at Kinsham, Herefordshire. His youngest brother was the Welsh football international Edward Evelyn, while his middle brother was the historian William Arthur Evelyn.


  1. Mitchell, A. T. (1902). Rugby School Register 1842–1874. 2. A. J. Lawrence. p. 334.
  2. Foster, Joseph (1891). Alumni Oxonienses. Parker and Company. p. 438.
  3. "First-Class Matches played by Francis Evelyn". CricketArchive. Retrieved 2 March 2020.
  4. "First-class Batting and Fielding For Each Team by Francis Evelyn". CricketArchive. Retrieved 2 March 2020.
  5. "No. 24911". The London Gazette. 7 December 1880. p. 6613.
  6. "No. 25342". The London Gazette. 15 April 1884. p. 1717.
  7. "No. 25680". The London Gazette. 8 March 1887. p. 1223.