Full name Frederic John Napier Thesiger
Born August 12, 1868, Westminster, London
Died April 1, 1933, Ardington, Berkshire (aged 64 years 232 days)
Major teams Middlesex, Oxford University
Also known as succeeded to the title 3rd Lord Chelmsford in 1905, created Viscount in 1921
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style (unknown arm) slow (roundarm)
Education Winchester; Oxford University
Relation Uncle - AH Thesiger
|First-class span||1888 - 1892|
Lord Chelmsford, formerly the Hon. Frederick John Napier Thesiger gained some reputation as a free-hitting batsman when at Winchester and Oxford. He was in the Winchester XI in 1885 and two following years, being captain in 1887. Going up to Oxford he gained his Blue as a Freshman in 1888 and had rather a curious experience in connection with the matches against Cambridge. He took part in the 1888 fixture; did not play in 1889 because of the illness of his brother; captained the side in 1890, and the following year had to retire owing to a damaged finger after lunch time on the first day. On the last occasion, Mr. T. B. Case was allowed to take Mr. Thesiger's place in the XI. Mr. Thesiger did little of note against Cambridge. Before getting into the Winchester XI he, at the age of 16, made an appearance for Worcestershire, and between 1888 and 1892 he turned out for Middlesex in a few matches. In 1922, after he had become Lord Chelmsford, he succeeded the Hon. FS Jackson as president of the MCC. He did most valuable public service in more than one direction, being Viceroy of India from 1916 to 1921, Governor-General of both Queensland (1905-1909) and New South Wales (1909-1913), First Lord of the Admiralty in Mr. Ramsay MacDonald's Labour government in January, 1924, and Alderman of the London County Council. Elected to a Fellowship of All Souls in 1892, he became Warden in 1932.
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