Robert Fowler      

Full name Robert St Leger Fowler

Born April 7, 1891, Rahinstown, Enfield, Co Meath, Ireland

Died June 13, 1925, Rahinstown, Enfield, Co Meath, Ireland (aged 34 years 67 days)

Major teams Army, Combined Services, Hampshire, Marylebone Cricket Club

Also known as Captain Robert St Leger Fowler MC

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm offbreak

Relation Father - RH Fowler

Robert St Leger Fowler
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct St
First-class 24 38 4 957 92* 28.14 0 7 21 0
Bowling averages
Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI Ave Econ SR 5w 10
First-class 24 3083 1462 59 7/22 24.77 2.84 52.2 2 0
Career statistics
First-class span 1913 - 1924
Profile

Captain Robert St Leger Fowler, MC, died aged only 34. Owing to his profession, he was not very well-known to the general cricket public, but he was the hero of a match which may, without exaggeration, he described as the most extraordinary ever played. The story of the Eton and Harrow match in 1910 has been told over and over again, but it can never grow stale. No victory in a match of widespread interest was ever snatched in such a marvellous way. As captain of the Eton XI, Fowler - it was his third year in the big match - found his side for about a day and a half overwhelmed. On the first day Harrow scored 232, and Eton, before bad light caused stumps to be drawn, lost five wickets for 40 runs. This was bad enough, but worse was to come. Eton's innings ended on the Saturday morning for 67, and in the follow-on five wickets were lost for 65.

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Country Fixtures Country Results
1st Youth Test: England U19 v S Lanka U19 at Cambridge - Jul 26-29
England U19 500/9d S Lanka U19 96/2 (37 ov)
North Group: Worcs v Northants at Worcester - Jul 27
Northants won by 23 runs
North Group: Yorkshire v Notts at Scarborough - Jul 27
Yorkshire won by 2 wickets (with 2 balls remaining)
North Group: Durham v Warwickshire at Gosforth - Jul 27
Durham won by 4 wickets (with 14 balls remaining)
North Group: Derbyshire v Lancashire at Derby - Jul 27
Lancashire 281/8 Derbyshire 231/7 (45.5/50 ov)
South Group: Surrey v Gloucs at The Oval - Jul 27
Surrey won by 165 runs
South Group: Sussex v Hampshire at Hove - Jul 27
Hampshire 268/9 Sussex 238/5 (48.1/50 ov)
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