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Mike Eagar      

Full name Michael Antony Eagar

Born March 20, 1934, Kensington, London

Current age 80 years 284 days

Major teams Gloucestershire, Oxford University

Batting style Right-hand bat

Education Rugby School; Oxford University

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct St
First-class 58 105 8 2465 125 25.41 1 16 46 0
Bowling averages
Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
First-class 58 9 4 0 - - - 2.66 - 0 0 0
Career statistics
First-class span 1956-1961
Profile

Mike Eager, who went to Oxford after doing his National Service, won hockey and cricket blues as a freshman in 1956, hitting a hundred in his third match and following with a fifty against the Australians. He ended the summer seventh in the season's averages. That led to an approach from Gloucestershire who wanted to groom him for the captaincy, but it was soon clear that was not going to come easily to a Russian-speaking Oxbridge student. In fairness, the university side at that time was one of the strongest - EW Swanton reckoned it would have finished in the top half of the Championship. After graduating, Eagar went to teach at Eton, before being summoned to play for Gloucestershire against Glamorgan, even though he had only one club match to his name all summer. He struggled through two matches and that was the end of his county career.
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