Percy De Paravicini      

Full name Percy John De Paravicini

Born July 15, 1862, Kensington, London

Died October 11, 1921, Hill Fields, Pangbourne, Berkshire (aged 59 years 88 days)

Major teams Cambridge University, Middlesex

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm slow (roundarm)

Relation Brother - HF de Paravicini

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 Ct St
First-class 121 200 26 2699 77 15.51 0 70 0
Bowling averages
Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI Ave Econ SR 5w 10
First-class 121 2227 1048 32 4/26 32.75 2.82 69.5 0 0
Career statistics
First-class span 1881 - 1892

Percy John De Paravicini died on October 12, having undergone a surgical operation. Mr. Paravicini's numberless friends were shocked at the news of his death, no mention of his illness having appeared in any of the newspapers. Few men personally more popular have ever been seen in the cricket field. His career was in one respect peculiar. He was in proportion a far greater force in his school days than he ever became in first-class matches. At Eton he was quite a dominating figure, bowling with a success that he never approached for Cambridge or Middlesex. He was in the Eton XI for four years, getting his place in 1878 and being captain in 1880-81. In those four seasons he was on the winning side three times against Winchester, but never against Harrow. His greatest triumph was the match against Winchester in 1881, when he scored 27 and 32 and took 10 wickets - 5 for 25 runs and 5 for 46. Thanks mainly to his efforts Eton beat Winchester-a side composed of abnormally tall and powerful young cricketers - by six wickets.

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