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Robert Gregory      

Full name William Robert Gregory

Born May 20, 1881, Coole Park, Gort, Co Galway

Died January 23, 1918, near Grossa, Padua, Italy (aged 36 years 248 days)

Major teams Ireland

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Legbreak googly

Education Harrow School; Oxford University

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
First-class 1 2 0 0 0 0.00 0 0 0 0 0 0
Bowling averages
Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI Ave Econ SR 5w 10
First-class 1 162 92 9 8/80 10.22 3.40 18.0 1 0
Career statistics
First-class span 1912-1912
Profile

The son of Sir William and Lady Gregory, Robert Gregory took 8 for 80 for Ireland v Scotland in 1912 in his only first-class appearance. He played his club cricket for Phoenix CC and Gentlemen of Ireland. An accomplished artist, he had exhibitions in London, the last in 1914, as well as being an illustrator for books and stage. He died in 1918 when shot down by mistake by an Italian pilot. Gregory is the subject of Yeats' poem, An Irish Airman Foresees His Death:

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