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
|First-class span||1920 - 1922|
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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