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Charles Packe      

Full name Charles William Christopher Packe

Born May 2, 1909, Pietermaritzburg, Natal, South Africa

Died July 1, 1944, Chateau de la Londs, Caen, Normandy, France (aged 35 years 60 days)

Major teams Leicestershire

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm medium

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct St
First-class 26 41 0 1013 176 24.70 2 5 17 0
Bowling averages
Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI Ave Econ SR 5w 10
First-class 26 126 75 3 2/33 25.00 3.57 42.0 0 0
Career statistics
First-class span 1929 - 1939
Profile

Major Charles Packe, killed in Normandy in July, aged 35, played intermittently for Leicestershire from 1932. When he first appeared for the county the committee could not find a regular captain, and Packe was one of six amateurs who undertook the duty during the season. A fair batsman, he never found his best form in county cricket, but for The Army in 1938 he scored 176 at Cambridge against the University, and another fine innings was his 145 for The Army against R.A.F. at Aldershot in 1938. He was a fine, free-hitting batsman.
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack

Country Fixtures Country Results
Derbyshire v Kent at Derby - May 22-25
Derbyshire 492 Kent 206/4 (76 ov)
Glamorgan v Essex at Cardiff - May 22-25
Glamorgan 260 & 102/1 (29.1 ov) Essex 313
Gloucs v Northants at Bristol - May 22-25
Northants 176 Gloucs 355/8 (118.2 ov)
Hampshire v Notts at Southampton - May 22-25
Hampshire 270 & 11/1 (5.5 ov) Notts 189
Lancashire v Surrey at Manchester - May 22-25
Surrey 191 & 67/6 (22.4 ov) Lancashire 394
Leics v Worcs at Leicester - May 22-25
Leics 316 & 43 (25 ov) Worcs 274
Middlesex v Somerset at Lord's - May 22-25
Somerset 376 Middlesex 234/3 (82 ov)
Warwickshire v Durham at Birmingham - May 22-25
Warwickshire 313 & 114 (37.5 ov) Durham 190
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