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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
Durham v Sussex at Chester-le-Street - Apr 26-29
Sussex 335 & 265 Durham 339 & 115/2
Gloucs v Derbyshire at Bristol - Apr 26-29
Gloucs 275 & 253/6 Derbyshire 545/9d
Hampshire v Notts at Southampton - Apr 26-29
Notts 371 & 296/4 Hampshire 276
Lancashire v Kent at Manchester - Apr 26-29
Lancashire 444 Kent 252 & 148/3 (f/o)
Leics v Northants at Leicester - Apr 26-29
Northants 251 & 429 Leics 305 & 44/1
Somerset v Middlesex at Taunton - Apr 26-29
Somerset 408 & 310 Middlesex 317 & 31/0
Surrey v Essex at The Oval - Apr 26-29
Surrey 340 & 95/2 Essex 610/8d
Yorkshire v Warwickshire at Leeds - Apr 26-29
Warwickshire 435 & 108/2 Yorkshire 303
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