Spencer Block      

Full name Spencer Allen Block

Born July 15, 1908, Esher, Surrey

Died October 7, 1979, Meadle, Buckinghamshire (aged 71 years 84 days)

Major teams Cambridge University, Surrey

Batting style Right-hand bat

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct St
First-class 58 93 4 2488 117 27.95 2 19 33 0
Bowling averages
Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI Ave Econ SR 5w 10
First-class 58 60 40 2 1/0 20.00 4.00 30.0 0 0
Career statistics
First-class span 1928 - 1948
Profile

Typical of the allround games-player of pre-war years was Spencer Allen Block, who has died at the age of 71. A reserve half-back for England, a hockey international, fine golfer and an adept tennis player, he will be remembered in cricket as a Cambridge Blue in 1929, during which season he hit 108 against Sussex, and an occasional player for Surrey, for whom his best innings were 117 against Leicestershire in 1931 (199 in 155 minutes in partnership with Sandham) and 91 (in 50 minutes) against Middlesex, both at The Oval. He toured Egypt with H. M. Martineau's XI in 1929, and but for business this tall, powerful man might have made a considerable mark on the game.
Wisden Cricket Monthly

Country Fixtures Country Results
Durham v Yorkshire at Chester-le-Street - Jun 28-Jul 1
Yorkshire 557/6d Durham 208 & 184/3 (49.2 ov) (f/o)
Middlesex v Hampshire at Lord's - Jun 28-Jul 1
Hampshire 176 & 140/4 (61.5 ov) Middlesex 330
Warwickshire v Sussex at Birmingham - Jun 28-Jul 1
Sussex 601/6d Warwickshire 312/5 (102 ov)
Lancashire v Northants at Manchester - Jun 29-Jul 2
Northants 438 Lancashire 192/2 (59 ov)
Notts v Worcs at Nottingham - Jun 29-Jul 2
Notts 240 & 51/2 (14.2 ov) Worcs 283
Varsity Match: Cambridge U v Oxford Uni at Cambridge - Jun 30-Jul 3
Oxford Uni 156 Cambridge U 35/2 (20.5 ov)
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