Clarence Bruce      

Full name Clarence Napier Bruce

Born August 2, 1885, Pimlico, Westminster, London

Died October 4, 1957, Moring, near Kotor, Yugoslavia (aged 72 years 63 days)

Major teams Middlesex, Oxford University, Wales

Also known as succeeded to the title 3rd Baron Aberdare in 1929

Batting style Right-hand bat

Education Winchester; Oxford University

Relation Brother-in-law - Lord Dalmeny snr, Brother-in-law - GCW Dowling

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 Ct St
First-class 96 159 10 4326 149 29.03 6 34 0
Bowling averages
Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
First-class 96 10 13 0 - - - 7.80 - 0 0 0
Career statistics
First-class span 1905 - 1929

Aberdare, The Third Baron (Clarence Napier Bruce) was one of the best all-round sportsmen of his time. His death was caused by drowning after his car fell over a precipice in Yugoslavia into three feet of water in a river bed. As the Hon. C. N. Bruce, he was in the Winchester XI of 1904 and would have gained his Blue at Oxford as a Freshman but for illness. Against Cambridge at Lord's in 1907 he scored only five runs, but the following year his 46 in the Dark Blues' first innings was second top score. A fine batsman who hit the ball hard with perfect timing, due mainly to splendid wristwork, he first appeared for Middlesex in 1908 and played his last match for them in 1929. In all first-class games he scored 4,316 runs, average 28.96. Against Lancashire at Lord's in 1919 he hit 149 in two hours twenty-five minutes and two seasons later again trounced the Lancashire bowling on the same ground, scoring 82 not out and helping Hendren add 50 in quarter of an hour. In 1921 he also scored 144 against Warwickshire and 127 for Gentlemen v. Players at The Oval.

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May 8, 1921

The Middlesex side that won the 1921 Championship. Richard Twining, Hugh Dales, Jack Hearne, Jack Durston, Arthur Tanner, Harry Lee; (front row, l-r) Patsy Hendren, Nigel Haig, Frank Mann, Hon Clarence Bruce, Joe Murrell.

The Middlesex side that won the 1921 Championship