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Reginald Hudson      

Full name Reginald Eustace Hamilton Hudson

Born August 22, 1904, Rajpur, Bihar, India

Died May 26, 1995, Hamden Park, Eastbourne, Sussex (aged 90 years 277 days)

Major teams Army, Europeans (India), Northern India

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm medium

Education Haileybury

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct St
First-class 27 49 4 1807 217 40.15 5 8 7 0
Bowling averages
Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
First-class 27 12 14 0 - - - 7.00 - 0 0 0
Career statistics
First-class span 1925 - 1938
Profile

HUDSON, Brig. REGINALD EUSTACE HAMILTON, DSO was perhaps the best Services batsman of the inter-war period. He averaged 40.15 in 27 first-class matches for the Army and the Europeans in India, scoring five first-class centuries, including 217 in 225 minutes for the Army against the RAF at The Oval in 1932, the second hundred coming in 70 minutes. Wisden described his form as brilliant. He scored 181 against the 1933 West Indians but was out for four when he and Bradman were opposing captains in the match against the Australians a year later. He won the DSO as commander of the 83rd Field Regiment, which he led from 1942 until VE Day. The new pavilion on the Royal Artillery ground at Woolwich is named after him.
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