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Full name Charles William Christopher Packe
Born May 2, 1909, Pietermaritzburg, Natal, South Africa
Died July 1, 1944, Chateau de la Londs, Caen, Normandy, France (aged 35 years 60 days)
Major teams Leicestershire
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm medium
Major Charles Packe, killed in Normandy in July, aged 35, played intermittently for Leicestershire from 1932. When he first appeared for the county the committee could not find a regular captain, and Packe was one of six amateurs who undertook the duty during the season. A fair batsman, he never found his best form in county cricket, but for The Army in 1938 he scored 176 at Cambridge against the University, and another fine innings was his 145 for The Army against R.A.F. at Aldershot in 1938. He was a fine, free-hitting batsman.
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack
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