Desmond Rought-Rought      

Full name Desmond Charles Rought-Rought

Born May 3, 1912, Brandon, Suffolk

Died January 7, 1970, Cambridge (aged 57 years 249 days)

Major teams Cambridge University, Norfolk

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm fast-medium

Relation Brother - BW Rought-Rought, Brother - RC Rought-Rought

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct St
First-class 24 39 5 739 92 21.73 0 2 16 0
Bowling averages
Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI Ave Econ SR 5w 10
First-class 24 4492 2129 74 7/100 28.77 2.84 60.7 3 1
Career statistics
First-class span 1934 - 1947
Profile

ROUGHT-ROUGHT, DESMOND CHARLES, who died on January 7 following a motor-car crash in which his wife was killed outright, aged 57, was one of three brothers - the others were RC and BW - who rendered fine allround service to Norfolk in the 1930's. Playing from 1931 to 1938, Desmond enjoyed six years of Minor Counties' cricketing experience before gaining his Blue at Cambridge in 1937. His best season for the county as a hard-hitting batsman was that of 1934, when he made 381 runs, average 34.63, and as a fast-medium bowler he headed the averages in the following season with 42 wickets for 14.16 runs each.
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack

Country Fixtures Country Results
North Group: Derbyshire v Northants at Derby - Apr 30
Derbyshire won by 6 wickets (with 8 balls remaining)
South Group: Essex v Hampshire at Chelmsford - Apr 30
Essex won by 25 runs
South Group: Glamorgan v Surrey at Cardiff - Apr 30
Surrey won by 8 wickets (with 30 balls remaining) (D/L method)
North Group: Leics v Worcs at Leicester - Apr 30
Worcs won by 42 runs
South Group: Middlesex v Gloucs at Lord's - Apr 30
Gloucs won by 5 wickets (with 5 balls remaining)
South Group: Sussex v Somerset at Hove - Apr 30
Somerset won by 9 runs (D/L method)
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