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Harry Calder      

Full name Harry Lawton Calder

Born January 24, 1901

Died September 15, 1995, Cape Town, South Africa (aged 94 years 234 days)

Major teams Cranleigh School, Old Cranleighans, Surrey 2nd XI

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm offbreak

Education Cranleigh School, Surrey

Relation Father - H Calder

Profile

Harry Calder, who died in Cape Town on September 15, 1995, aged 94, was both the youngest ever and the oldest surviving Wisden Cricketer of the Year. Calder was chosen as one of the School Bowlers of the Year in 1918 when there was no regular selection because of the war. He was in the Cranleigh XI for five years as a bowler of varied medium-paced spinners. But he played little cricket after leaving school, when he went to South Africa, and did not know he had ever been a Cricketer of the Year until he was tracked down in 1994.
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack

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1994

Harry Calder

Harry Calder

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Notes

Wisden Cricketer of the Year 1917

Country Fixtures Country Results
Durham v Sussex at Chester-le-Street - Apr 26-29
Sussex 335 Durham 103/2
Gloucs v Derbyshire at Bristol - Apr 26-29
Gloucs 275 Derbyshire 24/0
Hampshire v Notts at Southampton - Apr 26-29
Notts 301/6
Lancashire v Kent at Manchester - Apr 26-29
Lancashire 317/5
Leics v Northants at Leicester - Apr 26-29
Northants 251 Leics 102/1
Somerset v Middlesex at Taunton - Apr 26-29
Somerset 408 Middlesex 10/0
Surrey v Essex at The Oval - Apr 26-29
Surrey 293/5
Yorkshire v Warwickshire at Leeds - Apr 26-29
Warwickshire 270/4
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