Full name Hubert Carlisle Pilkington
Born October 23, 1879, Woolton, Liverpool, Lancashire
Died June 17, 1942, Letchworth, Hertfordshire (aged 62 years 237 days)
Major teams Middlesex, Oxford University
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm slow
Education Eton College: Oxford University
|First-class span||1899 - 1904|
Hubert Pilkington, youngest of three brothers who played cricket for Eton, died after two operations in a Hertfordshire nursing home on June 17. A first-rate batsman with admirable style, he enjoyed the highly acclaimed distinction of scoring a hundred when first appearing at Lord's - 101 against Harrow in 1896. In three matches for Eton against Harrow he made 239 runs, average nearly 48. Eton were not fortunate at that time, and after taking part in two drawn games with Harrow, he led the side in a match that ended in defeat by nine wickets, despite his good work as opening batsman. Getting his Oxford Blue in 1899 as a Freshman, he scored 93 in the second innings against Cambridge, and next season his 87 and 45 were prominent in an encounter memorable for the batting of R. E. Foster, whose 171 was then the highest score in a match between the Universities. He excelled at the Eton football games and at Fives. He was President of the Eton Society, 1897-98. Becoming a member of the London Stock Exchange in 1902, Pilkington found little time for first-class cricket, but played occasionally for Middlesex. During the last war he became an officer in a Guards machine-gun regiment.
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