Cyril Wells      

Full name Cyril Mowbray Wells

Born March 21, 1871, St Pancras, London

Died August 22, 1963, St John's Wood, London (aged 92 years 154 days)

Major teams Cambridge University, Middlesex, Surrey

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm offbreak, Legbreak

Education Dulwich College; Cambridge University

Relation Brother - LS Wells, Brother - C Wells

Cyril Mowbray Wells
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 Ct St
First-class 143 219 27 4229 244 22.02 4 122 0
Bowling averages
Mat Runs Wkts BBI Ave 5w 10
First-class 143 9235 465 8/35 19.86 27 3
Career statistics
First-class span 1891 - 1909

Cyril Wells, a former Cambridge cricket and Rugby football Blue, died on August 22, aged 92. A member of the Dulwich XI from 1886 to 1890, inclusive, he was captain in the last year and when going up to Cambridge got his Blue as a Freshman. He played three times against Oxford and though achieving little in batting, he bore a big part in victory by 266 runs in 1893 when taking seven wickets for 66 runs. In that game he was concerned in a memorable incident that in all probability led to an alteration a few years later in the law governing the follow-on.

  • Read More
Latest Articles
Latest Photos


Cyril Wells  (Middlesex)

Cyril Wells (Middlesex)

© Wisden