Edwin "Ned" Stephenson (born Headford Street, Sheffield on 5 June 1832; died at Tue Brook Asylum for Inebriates in Liverpool on 5 July 1898), sometimes erroneously called Edward, was a noted English cricketer from 1857 to 1873. He was a specialist wicket-keeper who played for Sheffield Cricket Club and for Yorkshire County Cricket Club when it was founded in 1863. According to Wisden Cricketers' Almanack, Stephenson was a right-handed batsman and an occasional right arm fast (roundarm) bowler.
In the 1850s, Ned Stephenson ran a tobacconist and cricket ball shop on Bramall Lane, Sheffield, which was close to the famous ground that became home to both Yorkshire CCC and Sheffield United Football Club.
In 1861, along with fellow Yorkshireman Roger Iddison, Ned Stephenson sailed to Australia as part of the first English cricket team to visit Australia. On 1, 3, and 4 March 1862, he was part of The World team that defeated a Surrey XI at Melbourne Cricket Ground by six wickets.
His swan song was as part of a winning Yorkshire team against Lancashire County Cricket Club at Bramall Lane on 1 July 1873 in front of a partisan Sheffield crowd, and alongside his long-time cricketing partner and fellow Sheffielder, Joseph (Joe) Rowbotham.