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Full name Clayton Palmer
Born July 14, 1885, Westminster, London
Died April 11, 1956, Blackwell, East Grinstead, Sussex (aged 70 years 272 days)
Major teams Cambridge University, Middlesex
Batting style Right-hand bat
Education Uppingham; Oxford University
Relation Brother-in-law - NA Knox
|First-class span||1904 - 1912|
Clayton Palmer made his debut for Middlesex shortly after leaving Uppingham and while he was able to gain a regular place in the county side, he struggled to force his way into the Cambridge XI, perhaps a sign of the relative strengths and the county's need to balance the books by playing available amateurs. He played only twice in 1905 as a Freshman - The Times listed him as one of the best batting prospects - but not at all in 1906, although he made 43 against the university for Middlesex. In 1907 he was a regular, finally winning his Blue. He played little thereafter, turning out twice for Middlesex, the last time against his old university in 1912.
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