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Full name Roger Wills Hosen
Born June 12, 1933, Helston, Cornwall
Died April 9, 2005, Royal Cornwall Hospital, Truro (aged 71 years 301 days)
Major teams Minor Counties
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm fast-medium
|First-class span||1965 - 1965|
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack obituary
HOSEN, ROGER WILLS, died on April 9, 2005, aged 71. An all-rounder who turned out for Cornwall for 15 years, captaining them from 1963 to 1967, he played one first-class match, for the Minor Counties against the South Africans in 1965. His solitary wicket was the tourists' captain, Peter van der Merwe. He scored a century for Cornwall against Wiltshire in 1962, and took eight for 15 against Dorset in 1964. Hosen was far better known as a rugby full-back, winning ten caps for England. He taught at Northampton Grammar School and Cheltenham College.
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