Charles Green      

Full name Charles Ernest Green

Born August 26, 1846, Walthamstow, Essex

Died December 4, 1916, Theydon Grove, Epping, Essex (aged 70 years 100 days)

Major teams Cambridge University, Middlesex, Sussex

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm fast (roundarm)

Education Uppingham; Cambridge University

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 Ct St
First-class 94 162 15 2488 72 16.92 0 46 0
Bowling averages
Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI Ave Econ SR 5w 10
First-class 94 3331+ 1358+ 66 8/66 20.89* 2.44 51.2* 2 0
Career statistics
First-class span 1865 - 1879

Charles Ernest Green died at his home near Epping on December 4. To the present generation Mr. Green was chiefly known as the leading spirit of the Essex County Club, but lovers of cricket whose memories go back to the seventies will remember him as one of the most brilliant batsmen of his day. He learnt the game at Uppingham, being, indeed, one of the first men who earned for that school any cricket reputation. In later years he rendered the school an incalculable service by inducing the late H. H. Stephenson to take up the duties of cricket coach. That step, as everyone knows, produced astounding results, Uppingham during Stephenson's reign turning out a succession of remarkable players. On leaving Uppingham Mr. Green went to Cambridge, and was in the University eleven from 1865 to 1868 inclusive, captaining the team in his last year. Of the four matches in which he took part against Oxford, Cambridge lost those of 1865 and 1866, but won the other two. It was Mr. Green's good fortune to have an exceptionally strong side under his command in 1868, the eleven including W. B. Money, H. A. Richardson, J. W. Dale, C. A. Absolom, George Savile, J. M. Richardson (afterwards so famous as a gentleman rider), and W. S. O. Warner. Of those seven players only Money and H. A. Richardson are now alive. Cambridge gained an easy victory over Oxford by 168 runs, Mr. Green, with 44 and 59, heading the score in each innings. Three years later, in the Gentlemen and Players' match at the Oval, he played the innings of his life. His score was only 57 not out, but the way in which he won the game against time will never be forgotten by those who were so fortunate as to be present. He made his last 27 runs in seven hits, and at the finish he had just three minutes to spare. As different statements have appeared in print it is only right to state that the Gentlemen in that memorable match were left to get 144 runs in an hour and three-quarters. Their victory has been made to appear even more remarkable than it was.

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