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Spencer Block      

Full name Spencer Allen Block

Born July 15, 1908, Esher, Surrey

Died October 7, 1979, Meadle, Buckinghamshire (aged 71 years 84 days)

Major teams Cambridge University, Surrey

Batting style Right-hand bat

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct St
First-class 58 93 4 2488 117 27.95 2 19 33 0
Bowling averages
Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI Ave Econ SR 5w 10
First-class 58 60 40 2 1/0 20.00 4.00 30.0 0 0
Career statistics
First-class span 1928 - 1948
Profile

Typical of the allround games-player of pre-war years was Spencer Allen Block, who has died at the age of 71. A reserve half-back for England, a hockey international, fine golfer and an adept tennis player, he will be remembered in cricket as a Cambridge Blue in 1929, during which season he hit 108 against Sussex, and an occasional player for Surrey, for whom his best innings were 117 against Leicestershire in 1931 (199 in 155 minutes in partnership with Sandham) and 91 (in 50 minutes) against Middlesex, both at The Oval. He toured Egypt with H. M. Martineau's XI in 1929, and but for business this tall, powerful man might have made a considerable mark on the game.
Wisden Cricket Monthly

Country Fixtures Country Results
Durham v Sri Lanka A at Chester-le-Street - Jun 26-29
Sri Lanka A 353 & 24/0 (10 ov) Durham 205
Hampshire v Somerset at Southampton - Jun 26-29
Hampshire 219 & 18/1 (10 ov) Somerset 474/8d
Kent v Derbyshire at Canterbury - Jun 26-29
Kent 379 Derbyshire 291/3 (84 ov)
Middlesex v Lancashire at Lord's - Jun 26-29
Lancashire 513 Middlesex 146/1 (44 ov)
Warwickshire v Notts at Birmingham - Jun 26-29
Notts 152 Warwickshire 283/8 (79 ov)
Yorkshire v Pakistan A at Leeds - Jun 26-29
Yorkshire 246 Pakistan A 341/8 (94 ov)
3rd ODI: Eng Wn v Pak Women at Taunton - Jun 27
Eng Wn won by 202 runs
Leics v Gloucs at Leicester - Jun 27-30
Leics 252/7 (96 ov)
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