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The famous Studd brothers, Sir John Edward Kynaston
Kynaston Studd
Sir John Edward Kynaston Studd, 1st Baronet OBE , known as "JEK", was a British cricketer, businessman and Lord Mayor of London.-Family:...

, George
George Studd
George Brown Studd - cricketer and missionary.Studd was the second eldest of the famous Studd brothers, who dominated English cricket in the late 19th century...

 (GB) and Charles
Charles Studd
Charles Thomas Studd, often known as C. T. Studd, was born 2 December 1860, Spratton, Northamptonshire, England, and died 16 July 1931, Ibambi, Belgian Congo....

 (CT), were Victorian gentleman cricketers; they were educated at Eton
Eton College
Eton College, often referred to simply as Eton, is a British independent school for boys aged 13 to 18. It was founded in 1440 by King Henry VI as "The King's College of Our Lady of Eton besides Wyndsor"....

 and Cambridge
University of Cambridge
The University of Cambridge is a public research university located in Cambridge, United Kingdom. It is the second-oldest university in both the United Kingdom and the English-speaking world , and the seventh-oldest globally...

. They all represented Eton in the Eton v Harrow
Eton v Harrow
The Eton v Harrow cricket match is an annual cricket match between Eton College and Harrow School. It one of the longest-running annual cricket fixtures in the world. It is the last annual school cricket match played at Lord's Cricket Ground...

 annual needle match and represented Cambridge at cricket
Cricket
Cricket is a bat-and-ball game played between two teams of 11 players on an oval-shaped field, at the centre of which is a rectangular 22-yard long pitch. One team bats, trying to score as many runs as possible while the other team bowls and fields, trying to dismiss the batsmen and thus limit the...

. These three brothers dominated the Cambridge cricket scene in the early 1880s.

Kynaston, George and CT were still at Eton when their father, Edward Studd, became a born-again Christian and they were far from pleased by his efforts to interest them in the gospel. However, all three themselves converted when a visiting preacher went to stay with the Studd family during the summer holidays of 1878 - an event that was to have a profound influence on and in all of the rest of their lives.

The three boys were the oldest sons of their father's second wife, Dora Sophia née Thomas, and were brought up at Spratton Hall, Northamptonshire
Northamptonshire
Northamptonshire is a landlocked county in the English East Midlands, with a population of 629,676 as at the 2001 census. It has boundaries with the ceremonial counties of Warwickshire to the west, Leicestershire and Rutland to the north, Cambridgeshire to the east, Bedfordshire to the south-east,...

, Hallaton
Hallaton
Hallaton is a village and civil parish in the Harborough district of Leicestershire, England. According to the 2001 census the parish had a population of 523....

 Hall, Leicestershire
Leicestershire
Leicestershire is a landlocked county in the English Midlands. It takes its name from the heavily populated City of Leicester, traditionally its administrative centre, although the City of Leicester unitary authority is today administered separately from the rest of Leicestershire...

, and Tidworth, Netheravon
Netheravon
Netheravon is a village and civil parish on the River Avon, about north of the town of Amesbury in Wiltshire.-Notable people:The writer Frank Sawyer , although born in Bulford, spent most of his life in Netheravon as river keeper River Avon and died on the banks of the river near the parish church...

, Wiltshire
Wiltshire
Wiltshire is a ceremonial county in South West England. It is landlocked and borders the counties of Dorset, Somerset, Hampshire, Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire and Berkshire. It contains the unitary authority of Swindon and covers...

. The family also had a residence in Hyde Park Gardens. They excelled at cricket initially at Cheam School, then at Eton
Eton College
Eton College, often referred to simply as Eton, is a British independent school for boys aged 13 to 18. It was founded in 1440 by King Henry VI as "The King's College of Our Lady of Eton besides Wyndsor"....

, and later at Trinity College
Trinity College, Cambridge
Trinity College is a constituent college of the University of Cambridge. Trinity has more members than any other college in Cambridge or Oxford, with around 700 undergraduates, 430 graduates, and over 170 Fellows...

, Cambridge, where the brothers achieved a remarkable record of each captaining the university cricket team in successive seasons from 1882 to 1884.

The very exceptional skills shown by CT gained him a place in the England team in 1882 which lost the match to Australia which originated the tradition of the "Ashes" between the two countries. The following winter he toured Australia with the MCC
Marylebone Cricket Club
Marylebone Cricket Club is a cricket club in London founded in 1787. Its influence and longevity now witness it as a private members' club dedicated to the development of cricket. It owns, and is based at, Lord's Cricket Ground in St John's Wood, London NW8. MCC was formerly the governing body of...

 (Marylebone Cricket Club) team who recovered the trophy.

Their father Edward Studd, who had 11 children in all, was born in Bombay and made his fortune in indigo manufacture. The Studd family is believed to be descended from William the Conqueror.

The Famous Ashes



Charles played in the original test against Australian where the Ashes were first named and was one of the last 2 batsman in.

The match was low scoring and had been affected by recent rain. Australia batted first and scored 63 - and England only managed 101 in reply. In their second innings the Australians scored 122 -on the second day, England needed only 85 to win.

When England's last batsman went in the team needed only 10 runs to win, but the final batsman Edmund Peate scored only 2 before being bowled by Boyle. The astonished crowd fell silent, not believing that England could possibly have lost by 7 runs. When what had happened had sunk in the crowd cheered the Australians.

When Peate returned to the Pavilion he was reprimanded by the captain WG Grace for not allowing his partner at the wicket CT Studd to get the runs. Despite Studd being was one of the best batsman in England Peate replied, "I had no confidence in Mr Studd
Charles Studd
Charles Thomas Studd, often known as C. T. Studd, was born 2 December 1860, Spratton, Northamptonshire, England, and died 16 July 1931, Ibambi, Belgian Congo....

, sir, so thought I had better do my best." By now the damage was done and The Sporting Times
The Sporting Times
The Sporting Times was a weekly British newspaper devoted chiefly to sport, and in particular to horse racing...

next headlined with the following famous phrase:

IN AFFECTIONATE REMEMBRANCE
OF ENGLISH CRICKET
WHICH DIED AT THE OVAL, 29th AUGUST, 1882,
DEEPLY LAMENTED BY A LARGE CIRCLE OF
SORROWING FRIENDS AND ACQUAINTANCES
R.I.P.
N.B.-THE BODY WILL BE CREMATED AND THE
ASHES TAKEN TO AUSTRALIA.

Longer lasting fame continues for the brothers in the form of the inscription on the Ashes' urn itself, which reads:
When Ivo goes back with the urn, the urn;
Studd
Charles Studd
Charles Thomas Studd, often known as C. T. Studd, was born 2 December 1860, Spratton, Northamptonshire, England, and died 16 July 1931, Ibambi, Belgian Congo....

s, Steel, Read and Tylecote
Edward Tylecote
Edward Ferdinando Sutton Tylecote - cricketer....

 return, return;
The welkin will ring loud,
The great crowd will feel proud,
Seeing Barlow and Bates with the urn, the urn;
And the rest coming home with the urn.

Studd Family Articles


For a more detailed look at the lives of the famous three brothers, see the related articles below:
  • Charles Studd
    Charles Studd
    Charles Thomas Studd, often known as C. T. Studd, was born 2 December 1860, Spratton, Northamptonshire, England, and died 16 July 1931, Ibambi, Belgian Congo....

  • Kynaston Studd
    Kynaston Studd
    Sir John Edward Kynaston Studd, 1st Baronet OBE , known as "JEK", was a British cricketer, businessman and Lord Mayor of London.-Family:...

  • George Studd
    George Studd
    George Brown Studd - cricketer and missionary.Studd was the second eldest of the famous Studd brothers, who dominated English cricket in the late 19th century...

  • Priscilla Studd
    Priscilla Studd
    Priscilla "Scilla" Studd was a Protestant Christian missionary and wife of Charles Studd....

  • Peter Malden Studd
    Peter Malden Studd
    Sir Peter Malden Studd GBE KCVO MA DSc DL - was an English cricketer and the 643rd Lord Mayor of London.-Biography:...

  • Cambridge Seven
    Cambridge Seven
    The Cambridge Seven were seven students from Cambridge University, who in 1885, decided to become missionaries in China; the seven were:*Charles Thomas Studd*Montagu Harry Proctor Beauchamp*Stanley P. Smith*Arthur T. Polhill-Turner*Dixon Edward Hoste...



The minor brothers

In addition to the three famous brothers, there were four Studd brothers who were competent cricketers and all played for the MCC, but who did not rise to the fame of their siblings:
  • Edward John Charles Studd
Born: 13th February 1849, Tirhoot, India
Died: 1st March 1909, Folkestone
Folkestone
Folkestone is the principal town in the Shepway District of Kent, England. Its original site was in a valley in the sea cliffs and it developed through fishing and its closeness to the Continent as a landing place and trading port. The coming of the railways, the building of a ferry port, and its...

, Kent, England.
Cricket teams: Eton, Cheltenham (1866), MCC
Cricket record

  • Reginald Augustus Studd
Born December 18, 1873, Tedworth House, Wiltshire
Died February 3, 1948, Northampton
Northampton
Northampton is a large market town and local government district in the East Midlands region of England. Situated about north-west of London and around south-east of Birmingham, Northampton lies on the River Nene and is the county town of Northamptonshire. The demonym of Northampton is...

.
Cricket teams: Eton, Blue at Cambridge in 1895, Hampshire, MCC
Cricket record

  • Arthur Haythorne Studd
Born November 19, 1863, Hallaton Hall, Hallaton, (12 km east of Market Harborough) Leicestershire
Died January 26, 1919, Marylebone, London.
Cricket teams: Eton, MCC
Cricket record

  • Herbert William Studd
Born December 26, 1870, Tidworth House, Wiltshire
Died August 8, 1947, Bayswater, London
Cricket teams: Eton, Middlesex, MCC, Hampshire
Cricket record

See also


Yet another Studd

A great-nephew Peter
Peter Malden Studd
Sir Peter Malden Studd GBE KCVO MA DSc DL - was an English cricketer and the 643rd Lord Mayor of London.-Biography:...

 of the brothers was also a notable cricketer and also a Lord Mayor of London.
  • Studd Trophy
    Studd Trophy
    The Studd Challenge Trophy was presented annually from 1898 for the best performance by aRoyal Polytechnic Institution athlete during the previous year.-History:...

    - an annual award named after Kynaston Studd.