Fred Root      

Full name Charles Frederick Root

Born April 16, 1890, Somercotes, Derbyshire

Died January 20, 1954, Wolverhampton, Staffordshire (aged 63 years 279 days)

Major teams England, Derbyshire, Worcestershire

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm fast-medium

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Charles Frederick Root
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 3 - - - - - - - - - - - 1 0
First-class 365 586 51 7911 107 14.78 1 23 244 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 3 3 642 194 8 4/84 4/84 24.25 1.81 80.2 1 0 0
First-class 365 80614 31933 1512 9/23 21.11 2.37 53.3 125 33
Career statistics
Test debut England v Australia at Nottingham, Jun 12-15, 1926 scorecard
Last Test England v Australia at Manchester, Jul 24-27, 1926 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1910 - 1932
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Wisden obituary
Charles Frederick Root, who died in the Royal Hospital, Wolverhampton, on January 20, aged 63, was celebrated as a leading exponent of leg-theory bowling. Born in Derbyshire on April 16, 1890, Fred Root, as he was always known, served for a time on the Leicestershire ground staff before commencing his first-class career with the county of his birth in 1910. After five seasons of moderate success as an orthodox bowler came the first World War, and in 1921 Root joined Worcestershire.

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Country Fixtures Country Results
Derbyshire v Leics at Derby - May 25-28
Leics 619 Derbyshire 532/8 (141 ov)
Essex v Surrey at Chelmsford - May 26-29
Surrey 369 Essex 215/3 (80 ov)
Glamorgan v Durham at Swansea - May 26-29
Durham 342 Glamorgan 225/6 (59 ov)
Kent v Sussex at Tunbridge Wells - May 26-29
Kent 369 & 116/0 (35 ov) Sussex 164
Northants v Worcs at Northampton - May 26-29
Northants 238 & 53/2 (18 ov) Worcs 434
Notts v Gloucs at Nottingham - May 26-29
Notts 430/9d Gloucs 149 & 37/1 (10.3 ov) (f/o)
Somerset v Hampshire at Taunton - May 26-29
Hampshire 162 & 293 Somerset 197 & 39/0 (10 ov, target 259)
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