Mel Ryan, English cricketer, Died at 82


Melville (“Mel”) Ryan was born on June 23, 1933, and died on November 16, 2015.

Born and died in Huddersfield, Yorkshire, England, he was an English first class cricketer, who played 150 first-class matches for Yorkshire County Cricket Club between 1954 and 1965.

Melville also played for the Yorkshire Second XI (1954 to 1962), Minor Counties (1957 to 1958) and the International Cavaliers in 1966.

A right arm fast medium bowler, Melville took 413 wickets at 22.92, with a best of 7 for 45 against Warwickshire.

He took five wickets in an innings twelve times, and twice took ten wickets in a match.

Melville scored 682 runs at 7.49, with a top score of 26 not out. Ryan also took fifty nine catches.

The cricketer played three Gillette Cup matches, taking five wickets at 29.80, and scoring seven runs for once out.

Melville passed away at age 82 in November 2015.