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Walter Troup      

Full name Walter Troup

Born October 16, 1869, Meerut, Uttar Pradesh, India

Died December 14, 1940, Isleworth, Middlesex (aged 71 years 59 days)

Major teams All India XI, Gentlemen of India, Gloucestershire

Batting style Right-hand bat

Education Clifton College

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct St
First-class 85 144 15 3366 180 26.09 7 12 26 0
Bowling averages
Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
First-class 85 8 4 0 - - - 3.00 - 0 0 0
Career statistics
First-class span 1887-1903
Profile

TROUP, MAJOR WALTER, a prominent member of the Gloucestershire XI at different times from 1887 to 1911, died in January, aged 71. He appeared first for the county when seventeen and still at a private school at Clifton. A very sound batsman, he often opened the innings with W. G. Grace, and he contributed 180 to Gloucestershire's 634 against Nottinghamshire at Bristol in 1898; during that season he also scored 176 and 100; when he helped W. G. put up 169 at Taunton against Somerset, his own contribution reached 127. Finishing second to W. G. Grace in the county batting, Troup averaged 38 for an aggregate of 968 runs. Troup became County captain next year when W. G. Grace ceased his connection with Gloucestershire, but was in office only one season before returning to India - the place of his birth. Altogether Troup scored 3,250 runs at an average of 26 an innings in first-class cricket. He played for the Gentlemen at Scarborough in 1898 and at the Oval in 1902.

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