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Maharaja of Porbandar      

Full name Natwarsinhji Bhavsinhji (HH The Maharaja of Porbandar)

Born June 30, 1901, Porbandar, Gujarat

Died October 4, 1979, Porbandar, Gujarat (aged 78 years 96 days)

Major teams Roshanara Club, Viceroy's XI

Batting style Right-hand bat

Relation Brother-in-law - KSG Limbdi

Natwarsinhji Bhavsinhji (HH The Maharaja of Porbandar)
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct St
First-class 6 7 0 42 22 6.00 0 0 0 0
Bowling averages
Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
First-class 6 - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
First-class span 1931-1933

The Maharaja of Porbandar assumed the title as ruler of the small state of Kathiawar. on the death of his father in 1908 aged seven, ascending to the throne in 1920. A keen cricketer, he was handicapped by being almost useless. Despite that, he was picked to captain the All-India side on their first major tour of England in 1932 when the Maharaja of Patiala had to withdraw through illness. It was considered necessary for a prince to lead the side, and so Porbandar was appointed. He acknowledged his limitations, playing in only four of the tour matches and handing over the captaincy for India's first Test to C.K. Nayudu. He scored two runs on the whole trip, provoking the quite justified comment that he owned more Rolls Royces than he had made runs. He played only one more first-class match on his return to India.
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The Maharaja of Porbandar

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Sep 1932

The 1932 All-India side prepare to board their train at the end of the tour, London, September 1932

The 1932 All-India side prepare to board their train at the end of the tour

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Jun 25, 1932

The 1932 All-India side which toured England. Back: Lall Singh, Phiroze Palia, Jahangir Khan, Mohammad Nissar, Amar Singh, Bahadur Kapadia, Shankarrao Godambe, Ghulam Mohammad, Janardan Navle. Seated: Syed Wazir Ali, C.K.Nayudu, Maharaja of Porbandar (captain), KS Limbdi (vice-captain), Nazir Ali,  XX. Front: Naoomal Jaoomal, Sorabji Colah, Nariman Marshall.

The 1932 All-India side which toured England

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Country Fixtures Country Results
Group A: Baroda v J + K at Vadodara - Dec 21-24
J + K 266/6
Group B: Delhi v Rajasthan at Delhi - Dec 21-24
Rajasthan 141 Delhi 10/1
Group B: Haryana v Vidarbha at Rohtak - Dec 21-24
Vidarbha 101/3
Group C: Jharkhand v Tripura at Dhanbad - Dec 21-24
Jharkhand 142 Tripura 72/2
Group C: Kerala v Hyderabad at Wayanad - Dec 21-24
Hyderabad 225/7
Group B: Maharashtra v Punjab at Pune - Dec 21-24
Maharashtra 210 Punjab 26/1
Group A: Railways v Karnataka at Delhi - Dec 21-24
Karnataka 207/7
Group B: Saurashtra v Gujarat at Rajkot - Dec 21-24
Saurashtra 207 Gujarat 3/0
Group C: Services v Andhra at Delhi - Dec 21-24
Andhra 160/3
Group A: Tamil Nadu v M. Pradesh at Chennai - Dec 21-24
M. Pradesh 250/4
Group A: U. Pradesh v Mumbai at Kanpur - Dec 21-24
U. Pradesh 115/1
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