Fred Tate was a right-hand batsman and right arm medium pace bowler who played 312 marches between 1887 and 1905 and also one Test Match for England against Australia in 1902.
He scored 2,876 runs with a top score of 84 and an average of 9.59. He took 1,306 wickets at an average of 21.48 runs each including 5 wickets in an innings 103 times and 10 wickets in a match on 29 occasions.
His best bowling performance was 9 for 73 against Leicestershire at Leicester in 1902 and he took 100 wickets in a season five times. He took a hat-trick against Surrey at The Oval in 1901 the same year he was awarded a benefit which raised £1,051. He bore the brunt of the Sussex bowling for many years. In 1902 against Middlesex at Lord’s he took 15 for 68 in a day.