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Nathaniel Rothschild      

Full name Nathaniel Mayer Victor Rothschild

Born October 31, 1910, Kensington, London

Died March 20, 1990, Westminster, London (aged 79 years 140 days)

Major teams Cambridge University, Northamptonshire

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Legbreak

Education Harrow School; Cambridge University

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct St
First-class 11 19 1 282 63 15.66 0 1 8 0
Bowling averages
Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
First-class 11 49 53 0 - - - 6.48 - 0 0 0
Career statistics
First-class span 1929 - 1931
Profile

Rothschild, The Third Lord, GBE, GM, FRS (Nathaniel Mayer Victor) was one of the most versatile and gifted men of his time, and a cricketer of considerable talent. In 1929, his last year at Harrow, made his mark in all departments of the game: he was one of three boys to score more than 500 runs in schools matches, he took 20 wickets at 25 apiece, and he was a high-class performer in the slips. At Lord's against Eton, opening with Terence Rattigan, he made a dashing 43 out of 68 to launch Harrow's reply to a total of 347, to which his bizarre mixture of pace and spin had made much too generous a contribution. He made runs for the Lord's Schools against the Rest, and towards the end of August he was given a run by Northamptonshire, making an auspicious start in first-class cricket with scores of 27, 31, 11, 16 not out, 36, 5 and 28. His 36 was made against Larwood, Barrett and Voce after five wickets had gone down for 39. In 1930 he played in the Freshmen's match at Cambridge, and in a further trial he drove finely in making 112 for the perambulators against the Etceteras. This innings and his highest first-class score of 63 against Kent at Peterborough ( St Ames b Freeman) earned him a game for the University against Sussex. However, he found Maurice Tate too much of a handful in both innings. He was looked upon as a possible captain of Northamptonshire on the retirement of V. W. C. Jupp, but the job was given to W. C. Brown and Rothschild went on to conquer wider fields. In his 11 first-class matches he made 282 runs for an average of 15.66 and held eight catches.
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack

Notes

Became Lord Rothschild in 1937

Country Fixtures Country Results
2nd Investec Test: England v Sri Lanka at Chester-le-Street - May 27-31
England 498/9d Sri Lanka 101 & 383/6 (105.4 ov) (f/o)
Northants v Essex at Northampton - May 28-31
Northants 444 Essex 339/4 (100.3 ov)
Notts v Durham at Nottingham - May 28-31
Notts 534 Durham 282/6 (68.4 ov)
Somerset v Surrey at Taunton - May 28-31
Surrey 264 & 138 Somerset 102 & 39/0 (7.1 ov, target 301)
Sussex v Derbyshire at Hove - May 28-31
Derbyshire 150 & 2/0 (1 ov) Sussex 447/8d
Kent v Leics at Canterbury - May 29-Jun 1
Leics 341 Kent 23/1 (15 ov)
Middlesex v Hampshire at Northwood - May 29-Jun 1
Middlesex 467/3d Hampshire 2/0 (1.5 ov)
Worcs v Gloucs at Worcester - May 29-Jun 1
Worcs 439 Gloucs 12/0 (4.4 ov)
Yorkshire v Lancashire at Leeds - May 29-Jun 1
Yorkshire 308 Lancashire 58/2 (20.3 ov)
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