Charles Packe      

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

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct St
First-class 26 41 0 1013 176 24.70 2 5 17 0
Bowling averages
Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI Ave Econ SR 5w 10
First-class 26 126 75 3 2/33 25.00 3.57 42.0 0 0
Career statistics
First-class span 1929 - 1939
Profile

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

Country Fixtures Country Results
Hampshire v Middlesex at Southampton - May 1-4
Hampshire 336 & 110/2 (32.3 ov) Middlesex 361
Kent v Glamorgan at Canterbury - May 1-4
Glamorgan 260 & 414 Kent 488 & 53/0 (16.4 ov, target 187)
Northants v Derbyshire at Northampton - May 1-4
Derbyshire 324 & 2/0 (0 ov) Northants 470
Notts v Yorkshire at Nottingham - May 1-4
Notts 261 & 202/6 (70 ov) Yorkshire 290
Somerset v Lancashire at Taunton - May 1-4
Lancashire 493/9d Somerset 313 & 32/1 (11.2 ov) (f/o)
Surrey v Durham at The Oval - May 1-4
Surrey 457 Durham 585/7 (149.4 ov)
Sussex v Leics at Hove - May 1-4
Sussex 163 & 134/0 (47.5 ov) Leics 473/8d
Worcs v Essex at Worcester - May 1-4
Essex 451/9d Worcs 264/5 (82 ov)
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