Swainson Akroyd

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Swainson Akroyd
Personal information
Full nameSwainson Howden Akroyd
Born13 November 1848
Streatham, Surrey, England
Died5 December 1925(1925-12-05) (aged 77)
Marylebone, London, England
RelationsBayly Akroyd (brother)
Domestic team information
1870–1871Marylebone Cricket Club
1870–1875Gentlemen of England
1873South of England
Career statistics
Competition First-class
Matches 33
Runs scored 930
Batting average 17.22
100s/50s –/4
Top score 87
Balls bowled
Bowling average
5 wickets in innings
10 wickets in match
Best bowling
Catches/stumpings 7/–
Source: Cricinfo, 7 September 2014

Swainson Howden Akroyd (13 November 1848 – 5 December 1925) was an English first-class cricketer. He was a right-handed batsman. He was born in Streatham, Surrey, and was educated at Radley College.

Akroyd made his first-class debut for Surrey in 1869 against Oxford University at The Oval,[1] and was captain of Surrey in 1869 and 1870. He made his highest first-class score of 87 against Sussex in 1872.[2] He played 33 first-class matches between 1869 and 1878, scoring 930 runs at an average of 17.22.[1] For Surrey he played 23 matches, scoring 622 runs at an average of 15.55.[3]

He died in Marylebone, London on 5 December 1925. His brother Bayly Akroyd also played first-class cricket.


  1. ^ a b "First-Class Matches played by Swainson Akroyd". CricketArchive. Retrieved 7 September 2014.
  2. ^ "Sussex v Surrey, County Match 1872". CricketArchive. Retrieved 7 September 2014.
  3. ^ "First-class Batting and Fielding For Each Team by Swainson Akroyd". CricketArchive. Retrieved 7 September 2014.

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