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Rupert Webb      

Full name Rupert Thomas Webb

Born July 11, 1922, Harrow, Middlesex

Current age 94 years 15 days

Major teams Sussex

Batting style Right-hand bat

Fielding position Wicketkeeper

Height 6 ft 0 in

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct St
First-class 256 333 104 2685 49* 11.72 0 0 325 129
Bowling averages
Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI Ave Econ SR 5w 10
First-class 256 38 43 1 1/34 43.00 6.78 38.0 0 0
Career statistics
First-class span 1948 - 1960
Profile

Rupert Webb's career was delayed by WW2 but he made his debut for Sussex in 1948 and was a regular in the side until he retired at the end of 1960. One of the old-school of specialist wicketkeepers, he failed to make a fifty in more than 250 matches for the county. After retiring he became and actor and model, and had a bit part in the film Four Weddings And A Funeral. In 2004 he was involved in a public spat with Robin Marlar over Marlar's claim that a dropped catch by Webb cost the county the Championship in 1953.
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Country Fixtures Country Results
1st Youth Test: England U19 v S Lanka U19 at Cambridge - Jul 26-29
England U19 161/2 (47 ov)
North Group: Leics v Lancashire at Leicester - Jul 26
Leics 307/8 (50/50 ov)
South Group: Somerset v Middlesex at Taunton - Jul 26
Middlesex 296/9 (50/50 ov)
North Group: Warwickshire v Northants at Birmingham - Jul 26
Northants 254/9 (50/50 ov)
South Group: Essex v Glamorgan at Chelmsford - Jul 26
Glamorgan 41/0 (11/50 ov)
South Group: Hampshire v Kent at Southampton - Jul 26
Hampshire 52/2 (10.5/50 ov)
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