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Gustavus Fowke      

Full name Gustavus Henry Spencer Fowke

Born October 14, 1880, Brighton, Sussex

Died June 24, 1946, Bulwick Park, Wansford, Northamptonshire (aged 65 years 253 days)

Major teams Leicestershire

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm fast-medium

Education Uppingham

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct St
First-class 160 261 27 4438 113 18.96 2 19 89 0
Bowling averages
Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI Ave Econ SR 5w 10
First-class 160 1114 738 13 2/13 56.76 3.97 85.6 0 0
Career statistics
First-class span 1899-1927
Profile

Major Gustavus Fowke., captain of Leicestershire from 1922 to 1927, died on June 24, aged 65. He learned the game at Uppingham, where he was in the XI, and played for the county in 1908. Altogether he made 4,663 runs, average 19.75, in first-class cricket, faring best in 1922 with 922 runs in championship matches, and next year hitting 104 at Northampton, his first century for Leicestershire.
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May 3, 1924

Gustavus Fowke and Herbie Taylor return after a pitch inspection as South Africa's tour gets off to a damp start, Leicestershire v South Africans, Leicester, May 3, 1924

Gustavus Fowke and Herbie Taylor return after a pitch inspection

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