Charlie Parker      

Full name Charles Warrington Leonard Parker

Born October 14, 1882, Prestbury, Gloucestershire

Died July 11, 1959, Cranleigh, Surrey (aged 76 years 270 days)

Major teams England, Gloucestershire

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Slow left-arm orthodox

Other Umpire, Coach

Charles Warrington Leonard Parker
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 1 1 1 3 3* - 0 0 0 0 0 0
First-class 635 954 195 7951 82 10.47 0 10 247 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 1 1 168 32 2 2/32 2/32 16.00 1.14 84.0 0 0 0
First-class 635 157059 63817 3278 10/79 19.46 2.43 47.9 277 91
Career statistics
Only Test England v Australia at Manchester, Jul 23-26, 1921 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1903-1935
Profile

Charles Warrington Leonard Parker, who died on July 11, 1959, aged 74, was for many years one of the finest slow left-arm bowlers in first-class cricket. Recommended to Gloucestershire by Dr. W. G. Grace, he joined the county staff in 1903, but not until after the First World War did he achieve real prominence. Then in every summer from 1920 to 1935, when he retired, he took over 100 wickets. In five of these seasons his victims numbered more than 200, for in 1922 he dismissed 206 batsmen; in 1924, 204; in 1925, 222; in 1926, 213; and in 1931, 219. His full figures during a distinguished career were 3,278 wickets-a record surpassed only by W. Rhodes and A. P. Freeman - at a cost of 19.46 runs each; he hit 8,197 runs, average 10.33, and brought off 235 catches.

  • Read More
Latest Articles
Latest Photos

Mar 16, 2004

Charlie Parker

Charlie Parker

© The Cricketer International

1965

Charlie Parker

Charlie Parker

© The Cricketer International

1965

The legendary Charlie Parker

Charlie Parker

© The Cricketer International

Notes

Wisden Cricketer of the Year 1923

Country Fixtures Country Results
Gauteng Invitation XI v Eng Lions at Soweto
Jan 5-7, 2015 (10:30 local | 08:30 GMT | 03:30 EST | 02:30 CST | 00:30 PST)
1st unofficial Test: Sth Africa A v Eng Lions at Paarl
Jan 11-14, 2015 (10:30 local | 08:30 GMT | 03:30 EST | 02:30 CST | 00:30 PST)
England XI v Act Inv XI at Canberra
Jan 12, 2015 (10:00 local | 23:00 GMT | 18:00 EST | 17:00 CST | 15:00 PST)
England XI v PM's XI at Canberra
Jan 14, 2015 (14:20 local | 03:20 GMT | 22:20 EST | 21:20 CST | 19:20 PST)
Australia v England at Sydney
Jan 16, 2015 (14:20 local | 03:20 GMT | 22:20 EST | 21:20 CST | 19:20 PST)
Complete fixtures » | Download Fixtures »
News | Features Last 3 days
News | Features Last 3 days