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Rupert Webb      

Full name Rupert Thomas Webb

Born July 11, 1922, Harrow, Middlesex

Current age 93 years 54 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
Durham v Hampshire at Chester-le-Street - Sep 1-3
Hampshire won by 7 wickets
Essex v Northants at Chelmsford - Sep 1-4
Essex 360 & 55/1 (24.1 ov) Northants 275
Kent v Lancashire at Canterbury - Sep 1-4
Kent 570/8d Lancashire 259 & 47/2 (15.4 ov) (f/o)
Leics v Gloucs at Leicester - Sep 1-4
Leics 415 Gloucs 249/8 (86.4 ov)
Surrey v Derbyshire at The Oval - Sep 1-4
Derbyshire 313 Surrey 560 (158.3 ov)
Warwickshire v Middlesex at Birmingham - Sep 1-4
Middlesex 207 Warwickshire 224/8 (82 ov)
Worcs v Sussex at Worcester - Sep 1-4
Worcs 210 & 59/3 (26 ov) Sussex 510/5d
Yorkshire v Somerset at Leeds - Sep 1-3
Yorkshire won by an innings and 126 runs
1st ODI: England v Australia at Southampton - Sep 3
Australia 305/6 England 70/1 (11.2/50 ov)
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