Chick Cray      

Full name Stanley James Cray

Born May 29, 1921, Stratford, Essex

Died October 10, 2008, Torquay, Devon (aged 87 years 134 days)

Major teams Essex, Europeans (India)

Batting style Right-hand bat

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct St
First-class 102 177 6 4218 163 24.66 7 17 24 0
Bowling averages
Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI Ave Econ SR 5w 10
First-class 102 32 40 1 1/0 40.00 7.50 32.0 0 0
Career statistics
First-class span 1938 - 1950
Profile

Chick Cray made his debut for Essex in 1938, a week after his 17th birthday, and the following summer he held down a regular place despite not making a fifty in 15 matches. Then came the war which deprived him of six seasons, although he did play some first-class cricket in India while in the forces. In 1947 he returned and enjoyed in best summer, scoring 1339 runs including three hundreds, and in 1950 hit a career-best 163 against Nottinghamshire. However, he was released at the end of the season with nothing than an abrupt telephone call while he was coaching in South Africa. After leaving Essex he was the professional at Paignton in Devon for a number of years, also representing the county in the Minor Counties Championship. He died in Torquay aged 87.

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South Group: Gloucs v Sussex at Cheltenham - Jul 24
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North Group: Leics v Yorkshire at Leicester - Jul 24
Yorkshire 376/3 Leics 28/1 (6.4/50 ov)
South Group: Middlesex v Kent at Lord's - Jul 24
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