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Tagge Webster      

Full name William Hugh Webster

Born February 22, 1910, Hackney, London

Died June 19, 1986, Marylebone, London (aged 76 years 117 days)

Major teams Cambridge University, Middlesex

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Left-arm medium

Education Highgate; Cambridge University

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct St
First-class 65 103 9 1870 111 19.89 1 7 17 0
Bowling averages
Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI Ave Econ SR 5w 10
First-class 65 1254 478 21 3/12 22.76 2.28 59.7 0 0
Career statistics
First-class span 1930-1947
Profile

Tagge Webster, died after a long illness on June 19, 1986, aged 76. Going up to Cambridge from Highgate, where he had been a successful allrounder, he was not seriously in the running for a Blue in his first two years and in 1932, given a good trial, did little and seemed to have lost his chance. However, playing for the Foresters against the University in the last match of term he was, for almost the first time in his life, sent in first, and in innings of 29 and 42 he showed such powers of concentration and defence that he was taken on tour as an opener and, confirming the good impression he had created, played in that capacity at Lord's. Doubtless his superb fielding (he was an amateur soccer international) had something to do with the choice. Between 1930 and 1947 he played 45 matches for Middlesex. Altogether in first-class cricket he scored 1,870 runs with an average of 19.89, including one century, 111 for Middlesex against Gloucestershire at Bristol in 1936, and some rather mild left-arm medium-pace bowling brought him 21 wickets at 22.76. In later life he served on the MCC committee and was president of the club in 1977. He was president of Middlesex in 1980.
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