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Full name Charles Arthur William Gilbert
Born January 9, 1855, Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire
Died September 28, 1937, Primrose Hill, St John's Wood, London (aged 82 years 262 days)
Major teams Surrey
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm fast, Right-arm slow
Charles Gilbert won an athletics Blue at Cambridge and it was in that rather than cricket that he shone. But when he came down in 1882 he played for Surrey against Middlesex at Lord's and then a second anf final time the following season against his old university. It is believed he subsequently played for Wiltshire - scoring 117* against Dorset in 1884 - and Staffordshire.
Plays of the Day from the second ODI between England and India, in Cardiff
Plays of the day from the third ODI between England and India at Trent Bridge
Plays of the day from the tri-series match between Zimbabwe and South Africa
Would he have fared better than the incumbent middle-order batsmen, Root and Ballance?