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Robert Bestwick      

Full name Robert Saxton Bestwick

Born September 29, 1899, Heanor, Derbyshire

Died July 3, 1980, St Ouen's, Jersey, Channel Islands (aged 80 years 278 days)

Major teams Derbyshire

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm fast-medium

Relation Father - W Bestwick

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct St
First-class 5 9 1 29 10 3.62 0 0 2 0
Bowling averages
Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI Ave Econ SR 5w 10
First-class 5 358 151 2 2/47 75.50 2.53 179.0 0 0
Career statistics
First-class span 1920 - 1922
Profile

Robert Saxton Bestwick, who died in Jersey on July 3, 1980, aged 80, will be remembered for an incident which one can safely say is unique in first-class cricket. For Derbyshire against Warwickshire at Derby in 1922, for some 10 minutes he bowled at one end while his father, the much better known Bill Bestwick, bowled at the other, against W. G. Quaife and his son, B. W. A fast-medium left-armer, R. S. Bestwick played five matches for the county between 1920 and 1922, but met with little success. Later he played League cricket and finally moved to Jersey where, beside being a publican, he coached and umpired at Victoria College.
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