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Charles Pigg      

Full name Charles Pigg

Born September 4, 1856, Layston, Buntingford, Hertfordshire

Died February 28, 1929, Lansdown, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire (aged 72 years 177 days)

Major teams Cambridge University

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm slow (roundarm)

Education Abington House; Cambridge University

Relation Twin brother - H Pigg

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct St
First-class 17 27 5 300 48 13.63 0 0 10 0
Bowling averages
Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI Ave Econ SR 5w 10
First-class 17 315 151 6 1/0 25.16 2.87 52.5 0 0
Career statistics
First-class span 1876-1901
Profile

Charles Pigg was described by Wisden as a "free batsman and slow round-armed bowler who was for five years in the Abington House XI at Northampton, and later appeared for three counties -Hertfordshire, Northants and Cambridgeshire". He failed to gain a Blue at Cambridge, but in 1878 he played in the famous match against the Australians at Lord's when Cambridge won by an innings and 72 runs. For Hertfordshire he once took 10 for 13 against his former county, Northamptonshire. Pigg and his twin brother, Herbert, were commonly known as Hot and Cold Pigg!
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