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Sam Silkin      

Full name Samuel Charles Silkin

Born March 6, 1918, Neath, Glamorgan, Wales

Died August 17, 1988, Oxford (aged 70 years 164 days)

Major teams Cambridge University, Glamorgan

Also known as Lord Silkin Of Dulwich

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Legbreak googly

Education Dulwich College; Cambridge University

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct St
First-class 2 3 0 4 2 1.33 0 0 2 0
Bowling averages
Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI Ave Econ SR 5w 10
First-class 2 102 119 2 1/27 59.50 7.00 51.0 0 0
Career statistics
First-class span 1938 - 1938

Lord Silkin Of Dulwich, PC, QC, was a useful schoolboy cricketer, especially as a bowler of leg-breaks, Samuel Charles Silkin captained Dulwich in 1936 before going up to Cambridge later that year. He had little success in the Freshmen's match in 1937 and although given further trials in 1938, including a match for the University against the Army, he did not win a Blue. Eligible for Glamorgan, having been born at Neath, he was invited to play for the county when Cambridge visited on tour later in the season but again he achieved little. These two first-class appearances resulted in 4 runs and two wickets, and from then his cricket was mostly at club level, with some appearances for the Glamorgan and Middlesex Second XIs. Elected as Member of Parliament for Camberwell in 1964, he held the seat for Labour until his retirement in 1983 and was Attorney General from 1974 to 1979. He was made a life peer in 1985.
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack

Country Fixtures Country Results
Derbyshire v Gloucs at Derby - May 31-Jun 3
Match drawn
Essex v Leics at Chelmsford - May 31-Jun 3
Leics won by 6 wickets
Glamorgan v Northants at Cardiff - May 31-Jun 3
Glamorgan won by 10 wickets
Hampshire v Worcs at Southampton - May 31-Jun 3
Match drawn
Middlesex v Warwickshire at Lord's - May 31-Jun 3
Warwickshire 342 & 187 Middlesex 260 & 150/5
Surrey v Lancashire at The Oval - May 31-Jun 3
Match drawn
Notts v Sussex at Nottingham - Jun 1-3
Notts won by 159 runs
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