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Charles Williams      

Full name Charles Cuthbert Powell Williams

Born February 9, 1933, Christ Church College, Oxford

Current age 84 years 138 days

Major teams Essex, Oxford University

Also known as Baron Williams of Elvel

Batting style Right-hand bat

Education Westminster School; Christ Church, Oxford; LSE

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 Ct St
First-class 87 153 8 4090 139* 28.20 6 60 0
Bowling averages
Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI Ave Econ SR 5w 10
First-class 87 81 61 1 1/33 61.00 4.51 81.0 0 0
Career statistics
First-class span 1952 - 1959
Profile

Charles Williams was a middle-order batsman who won three Blues while at Christ Church, Oxford, leading the university in his final year. After a handful of games in 1952 he made the No. 3 berth his own in 1953, and in 1954 found form with hundreds against Lancashire and Hampshire and played much of the summer for Essex, finishing the season with 1128 runs. He again passed 1000 in 1955 as captain of Oxford, starting with 120 and 68* against Gloucestershire. He ended the summer with his only Championship hundred against Leicestershire. He joined the King's Royal Rifle Corps in Winchester which limited his appearances in 1956, although he made his sixth and last hundred for Combined Universities against Warwickshire and ended the season being picked for Players against Gentlemen. He left the army and played in the summer holidays in 1958 and 1959.

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Notes

Awarded CBE in 1980
Made a life peer in 1985 (Baron Williams of Elvel, of Llansantffraed in Elvel in the County of Powys)

Country Fixtures Country Results
Durham v Worcs at Chester-le-Street - Jun 26-29
Durham 197 Worcs 214/4 (43.5 ov)
Essex v Middlesex at Chelmsford - Jun 26-29
Middlesex 246 Essex 106/0 (36 ov)
Glamorgan v Derbyshire at Cardiff - Jun 26-29
Derbyshire 288 Glamorgan 5/0 (2.2 ov)
Hampshire v Somerset at Southampton - Jun 26-29
Hampshire 211/9d Somerset 20/0 (7 ov)
Northants v Leics at Northampton - Jun 26-29
Northants 261 Leics 65/4 (25.5 ov)
Notts v Kent at Nottingham - Jun 26-29
Kent 180 Notts 135/3 (43 ov)
Sussex v Gloucs at Hove - Jun 26-29
Sussex 358/9d Gloucs 31/0 (7 ov)
Warwickshire v Lancashire at Birmingham - Jun 26-29
Lancashire 273 Warwickshire 25/1 (13.5 ov)
Yorkshire v Surrey at Leeds - Jun 26-29
Surrey 374/6 (96 ov)
ENG Women v PAK Women at Leicester - Jun 27
ENG Women 309/5 (43.5/50 ov)
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