Desmond Rought-Rought      

Full name Desmond Charles Rought-Rought

Born May 3, 1912, Brandon, Suffolk

Died January 7, 1970, Cambridge (aged 57 years 249 days)

Major teams Cambridge University, Norfolk

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm fast-medium

Relation Brother - BW Rought-Rought, Brother - RC Rought-Rought

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct St
First-class 24 39 5 739 92 21.73 0 2 16 0
Bowling averages
Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI Ave Econ SR 5w 10
First-class 24 4492 2129 74 7/100 28.77 2.84 60.7 3 1
Career statistics
First-class span 1934-1947
Profile

ROUGHT-ROUGHT, DESMOND CHARLES, who died on January 7 following a motor-car crash in which his wife was killed outright, aged 57, was one of three brothers - the others were RC and BW - who rendered fine allround service to Norfolk in the 1930's. Playing from 1931 to 1938, Desmond enjoyed six years of Minor Counties' cricketing experience before gaining his Blue at Cambridge in 1937. His best season for the county as a hard-hitting batsman was that of 1934, when he made 381 runs, average 34.63, and as a fast-medium bowler he headed the averages in the following season with 42 wickets for 14.16 runs each.
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack

Country Fixtures Country Results
Hampshire v Kent at Southampton - Sep 15-18
Kent 507 Hampshire 127/3
Leics v Essex at Leicester - Sep 15-16
Essex won by an innings and 79 runs
Notts v Sussex at Nottingham - Sep 15-18
Sussex 391 Notts 310/3
Somerset v Middlesex at Taunton - Sep 15-18
Somerset 523/9d Middlesex 64/7
Surrey v Derbyshire at The Oval - Sep 15-18
Surrey 181 & 279 Derbyshire 210
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