Full name Robert Vere Buxton
Born April 29, 1883, Victoria, Westminster, London
Died October 1, 1953, Abbey House, Itchen-Abbas, Hampshire (aged 70 years 155 days)
Major teams Middlesex, Oxford University
Batting style Right-hand bat
Education Eton College; Oxford University
|First-class span||1906 - 1909|
Lieut.-Colonel Robert Vere Buxton, who died on October 1, aged 70, was in the Eton XI of 1902, scoring 3 and 74 against Harrow. At Oxford he received his Blue in 1906 and in the match with Cambridge scored 33 and 28. In 1906 and 1907 he played in a few games for Middlesex. From 1945 he was deputy chairman of Martins Bank.
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack
Robert Buxton's career was effectively curtailed when he joined the Sudan Civil Service in 1907 meaning he could only play when on leave. He resigned in 1911, joining the West Kent Yeomanry on the outbreak of war and became a lieutenant-colonel in the Imperial Camel Corps, joining Martins Bank in 1918. He hunted extensively thereafter, becoming Master of the Bicester and Warden Hill hounds.
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