Earl of Tankerville      

Full name Charles Bennett (4th Earl of Tankerville)

Born November 15, 1743, Westminster, London

Died December 10, 1822, Walton-on-Thames, Surrey (aged 79 years 25 days)

Major teams Surrey

Batting style Right-hand bat

Height 5 ft 8 in

Education Eton College

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct St
First-class 25 48 0 515 46 10.72 0 0 18 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
First-class 25 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
First-class debut Surrey XI v Kent XI at Laleham, Jun 21-22, 1773 scorecard
Last First-class Sir H Mann's XI v Duke of Dorset's XI at Bishopsbourne, Aug 8-11, 1781 scorecard

Charles Bennett, Fourth Earl of Tankerville, played an important part in Chertsey's preeminence in the late 18th century. Educated at Eton from 1753 to 1760, he succeeded to the Earldom in 1767. In 1771 he married Emma, daughter of Sir James Colebrook of Gatton, and soon afterwards they settled at Walton on Thames. He had a rather murky reputation - he once got involved in a brawl with a coachman - and one report said that he was "renowned for nothing but cricket playing, bruising and keeping low company." A sound batsman, for much of the 1770s he was a keen patron of Surrey cricket and a regular member of the Chertsey side. His enthusiasm for the game extended to him employing "Lumpy" Stevens as his gardener as well as William Bedster.
Martin Williamson