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Rupert Webb      

Full name Rupert Thomas Webb

Born July 11, 1922, Harrow, Middlesex

Current age 93 years 323 days

Major teams Sussex

Batting style Right-hand bat

Fielding position Wicketkeeper

Height 6 ft 0 in

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct St
First-class 256 333 104 2685 49* 11.72 0 0 325 129
Bowling averages
Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI Ave Econ SR 5w 10
First-class 256 38 43 1 1/34 43.00 6.78 38.0 0 0
Career statistics
First-class span 1948 - 1960
Profile

Rupert Webb's career was delayed by WW2 but he made his debut for Sussex in 1948 and was a regular in the side until he retired at the end of 1960. One of the old-school of specialist wicketkeepers, he failed to make a fifty in more than 250 matches for the county. After retiring he became and actor and model, and had a bit part in the film Four Weddings And A Funeral. In 2004 he was involved in a public spat with Robin Marlar over Marlar's claim that a dropped catch by Webb cost the county the Championship in 1953.
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Country Fixtures Country Results
2nd Investec Test: England v Sri Lanka at Chester-le-Street - May 27-31
England 498/9d Sri Lanka 101 & 309/5 (84 ov) (f/o)
Northants v Essex at Northampton - May 28-31
Northants 444 Essex 274/2 (75 ov)
Notts v Durham at Nottingham - May 28-31
Notts 534 Durham 193/4 (45 ov)
Somerset v Surrey at Taunton - May 28-31
Surrey 264 & 94/6 (52 ov) Somerset 102
Sussex v Derbyshire at Hove - May 28-31
Derbyshire 150 Sussex 342/4 (90 ov)
Kent v Leics at Canterbury - May 29-Jun 1
Leics 340/8 (96 ov)
Middlesex v Hampshire at Northwood - May 29-Jun 1
Middlesex 342/3 (96 ov)
Worcs v Gloucs at Worcester - May 29-Jun 1
Worcs 341/8 (96 ov)
Yorkshire v Lancashire at Leeds - May 29-Jun 1
Yorkshire 301/9 (95.2 ov)
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