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Charles Williams      

Full name Charles Cuthbert Powell Williams

Born February 9, 1933, Christ Church College, Oxford

Current age 82 years 141 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 Yorkshire at Chester-le-Street - Jun 28-Jul 1
Yorkshire 557/6d Durham 140/5 (42 ov)
Middlesex v Hampshire at Lord's - Jun 28-Jul 1
Hampshire 176 Middlesex 298/8 (109 ov)
Warwickshire v Sussex at Birmingham - Jun 28-Jul 1
Sussex 601/6d Warwickshire 62/3 (26 ov)
Lancashire v Northants at Manchester - Jun 29-Jul 2
Northants 388/6 (96 ov)
Notts v Worcs at Nottingham - Jun 29-Jul 2
Notts 240 Worcs 89/2 (28.5 ov)
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