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Lofty Herman      

Full name Oswald William Herman

Born September 18, 1907, Horsepath, Oxfordshire

Died June 24, 1987, Southampton, Hampshire (aged 79 years 279 days)

Major teams Hampshire

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm fast-medium

Other Umpire

Relation Son - RS Herman

Oswald William Herman
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct St
First-class 322 496 105 4336 92 11.08 0 10 123 0
Bowling averages
Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI Ave Econ SR 5w 10
First-class 322 56419 28222 1045 8/49 27.00 3.00 53.9 58 6
Career statistics
First-class span 1929-1948
Profile

Oswald William Herman (known as "Lofty"), who died in hospital in Southampton after a long illness on June 24, 1987, aged 79, was for years the mainstay of the Hampshire bowling. One of the many good cricketers whom Hampshire recruited from Oxfordshire (he was born at Horsepath), he played for them from 1929 to 1948, though that in fact meant for thirteen seasons: six he lost because of the war, and in 1939 he had succumbed to the lure of the Lancashire leagues and did not appear for the county. Luckily he returned in 1946 and was a great help when they were trying to rebuild the side. Very tall, with a high easy action which enabled him to bowl, as he often had to, for long periods, he was primarily a fast-medium in-swinger and, if sometimes he tended to bowl slightly short of a good length, it was because he could not, with so little support, afford to give runs away.

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Jun 10, 1952

Lofty Herman

Lofty Herman

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