Cyril Baily

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Cyril Baily
CAH Baily, Somerset cricketer.jpg
Personal information
Full nameCyril Baily
Born(1880-07-17)17 July 1880
Glastonbury, England
Died21 September 1924(1924-09-21) (aged 44)
Burnham-on-Sea, England
BattingRight-hand batsman
Domestic team information
Only First-class24 July 1902 Somerset v Surrey
Career statistics
Competition FC
Matches 1
Runs scored 8
Batting average 8
100s/50s 0/0
Top score 4*
Catches/stumpings 2/–
Source: CricketArchive, 20 August 2008

Cyril Alexander Highett Baily (17 July 1880 – 21 September 1924) was an English amateur cricketer. He was a right-handed batsman who played for Glastonbury Cricket Club, and made one first-class appearance for Somerset, in 1902.

Life and career[edit]

Baily was born in Glastonbury in Somerset on 17 July 1880, the son of Henry Shore Baily of The Elms in Glastonbury.[1] He played club cricket as a batsman for Glastonbury Cricket Club, where he topped the club's batting averages in 1901.[2] He made a single first-class appearance for Somerset, during the 1902 season, against Surrey. Playing as a tailender, he picked up four runs in both innings in which he batted, finishing not out in the second innings. He took two catches in the match and did not bowl.[3] Baily continued to play for Glastonbury until at least 1913.[4]

Baily joined the 3rd Volunteer Battalion of the Somerset Light Infantry as a second-lieutenant in 1900,[5] and the following year was promoted to lieutenant.[6] He was promoted again in 1904, to captain,[7] and by 1905 he commanded "C" (Glastonbury) company of the battalion.[8] He married Dora Glass in Clifton in March 1905, at which time he helped run the family business, working as a book-keeper for Messrs A Baily and Co, at the Beckery Leather Factory in Glastonbury.[1][9] Later in 1905, he resigned his command of "C" company in the Somerset Light Infantry,[10] and two month later he resigned his commission.[11] Baily died on 21 September 1924, aged 44, in Burnham-on-Sea, Somerset.[12] He was survived by his mother, a brother (Horace Baily) and a sister (Mrs G. Ford Tilley).[13]


  1. ^ a b "Glastonbury News". Wells Journal. 9 March 1905. p. 5 – via British Newspaper Archive.
  2. ^ "Glastonbury". Western Daily Press. 24 January 1902. p. 6 – via British Newspaper Archive.
  3. ^ "Scorecard: Surrey v Somerset". CricketArchive. Retrieved 25 May 2011.
  4. ^ "Cricket, Glastonbury v. Clevedon". Wells Journal. 25 July 1913. p. 3 – via British Newspaper Archive.
  5. ^ "Local and District News". Taunton Courier. 21 February 1900. p. 5 – via British Newspaper Archive.
  6. ^ "No. 27333". The London Gazette. 12 July 1901. p. 4646.
  7. ^ "No. 27653". The London Gazette. 4 March 1904. p. 1447.
  8. ^ "Glastonbury News". Wells Journal. 2 March 1905. p. 3 – via British Newspaper Archive.
  9. ^ "Glastonbury". Wells Journal. 24 November 1898. p. 8 – via British Newspaper Archive.
  10. ^ "Glastonbury News". Wells Journal. 30 November 1905. p. 8 – via British Newspaper Archive.
  11. ^ "Here and three". Bath Chronicle. 15 February 1906. p. 4 – via British Newspaper Archive.
  12. ^ "Cyril Baily". CricketArchive. Retrieved 25 May 2011.
  13. ^ "Glastonbury". Wells Journal. 26 September 1924. p. 8 – via British Newspaper Archive.