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Errol Holmes      

Full name Errol Reginald Thorold Holmes

Born August 21, 1905, Calcutta (now Kolkata), Bengal, India

Died August 16, 1960, Marylebone, London (aged 54 years 361 days)

Major teams England, Oxford University, Surrey

Batting style Right-hand bat

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 6s Ct St
Tests 5 9 2 114 85* 16.28 0 1 1 4 0
First-class 301 465 51 13598 236 32.84 24 67 192 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 5 4 108 76 2 1/10 1/10 38.00 4.22 54.0 0 0 0
First-class 301 18297 9531 283 6/16 33.67 3.12 64.6 4 0
Career statistics
Test debut West Indies v England at Bridgetown, Jan 8-10, 1935 scorecard
Last Test England v South Africa at Lord's, Jun 29-Jul 2, 1935 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1924 - 1955
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Wisden Overview
Errol Holmes, the Oxford University, Surrey and England cricketer died in a London hospital after a heart attack on August 16, aged 54. He was one of the most gifted amateur batsman of his day and his passing at such a comparatively early age was widely felt in cricket circles. He had been a most valuable member of both the MCC and Surrey C.C.C. committees.

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1950

King George VI is introduced to Bernie Constable by Errol Holmes

King George VI is introduced to Bernie Constable by Errol Holmes

© The Cricketer International

Aug 1, 1934

Errol Holmes prepares to play cricket at Penshurst Castle in Kent, August 1, 1934

Errol Holmes prepares to play cricket at Penshurst Castle in Kent

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Jul 25, 1934

The Gentlemen XI: (back row, left to right) Hopper Levett, Errol Holmes, Alan Melville, Freddie Brown, John Human, AD Baxter; (front row) Bryan Valentine, Cyril Walters, Bob Wyatt, Gubby Allen, Maurice Turnbull, Gentlemen v Players, Lord's, 1st day, July 25, 1934

The Gentlemen XI for the match against the Players at Lord's

© PA Photos

Notes

Wisden Cricketer of the Year 1936

Country Fixtures Country Results
2nd Investec Test: England v New Zealand at Leeds - May 29-Jun 2
New Zealand 350 & 454/8d England 350 & 44/0
Derbyshire v Gloucs at Derby - May 31-Jun 3
Gloucs 329 Derbyshire 77/2
Essex v Leics at Chelmsford - May 31-Jun 3
Essex 166 & 43/2 Leics 280
Glamorgan v Northants at Cardiff - May 31-Jun 3
Glamorgan 371 Northants 79/5
Hampshire v Worcs at Southampton - May 31-Jun 3
Hampshire 222 Worcs 221/3
Middlesex v Warwickshire at Lord's - May 31-Jun 3
Warwickshire 342 Middlesex 39/1
Surrey v Lancashire at The Oval - May 31-Jun 3
Surrey 435/8
Notts v Sussex at Nottingham - Jun 1-4
Notts 255 Sussex 39/3
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