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Cecil Palmer      

Full name Cecil Howard Palmer

Born July 14, 1873, Eastbourne, Sussex

Died July 26, 1915, near Hill Q, Gallipoli, Turkey (aged 42 years 12 days)

Major teams Hampshire, Worcestershire

Batting style Right-hand bat

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 Ct St
First-class 9 18 2 380 75* 23.75 0 2 0
Bowling averages
Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
First-class 9 - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
First-class span 1899 - 1904
Profile

Born on July 14, 1873, at Eastbourne. He was fourth in the Radley College averages in 1890 and third in 1891. He played the first of his eight matches for Hampshire in 1899, when he made his highest score of 64 against Yorkshire at Bradford, but as a regular soldier his county cricket was very restricted. He served in the South African War, being mentioned in Despatches and receiving the Queen's medal with four clasps. In 1903 for the Gentlemen of Worcestershire v Gentlemen of Warwickshire at Edgbaston he made 102 and 127*. Then in 1904 he had the unusual experience of turning out for Worcestershire against Oxford University at Worcester, scoring 41 and 75*, and in the same season playing three matches for Hampshire, making 37 and 49 against Somerset at Taunton. He scored 264 runs in total for Hampshire at 17.60. Attaining the rank of Lieut-Colonel with the 9th Royal Warwickshire Regiment, he was killed in action near Hill Q at Gallipoli on July 26, 1915, aged 42.

Country Fixtures Country Results
Durham v Worcs at Chester-le-Street - Jun 26-29
Durham 197 Worcs 367 (86.4 ov)
Essex v Middlesex at Chelmsford - Jun 26-29
Middlesex 246 & 27/0 (13 ov) Essex 542/3d
Glamorgan v Derbyshire at Cardiff - Jun 26-29
Derbyshire 288 & 160 Glamorgan 237 & 0/1 (6 ov, target 212)
Hampshire v Somerset at Southampton - Jun 26-29
Hampshire 211/9d Somerset 135/8 (46.1 ov)
Northants v Leics at Northampton - Jun 26-29
Northants 261 & 289/7d Leics 157 & 44/0 (16 ov, target 394)
Notts v Kent at Nottingham - Jun 26-29
Kent 180 & 214/7 (74 ov) Notts 371
Sussex v Gloucs at Hove - Jun 26-29
Sussex 358/9d Gloucs 150/1 (51 ov)
Warwickshire v Lancashire at Birmingham - Jun 26-29
Lancashire 273 & 178/4 (70 ov) Warwickshire 321
Yorkshire v Surrey at Leeds - Jun 26-29
Surrey 516/7d Yorkshire 27/1 (10.5 ov)
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