Robert Jesson      

Full name Robert Wilfred Fairey Jesson

Born June 17, 1886, Southampton, Hampshire

Died February 22, 1917, near Kut, Mesopotamia (aged 30 years 250 days)

Major teams Hampshire, Oxford University

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Legbreak

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct St
First-class 15 28 4 198 38 8.25 0 0 8 0
Bowling averages
Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI Ave Econ SR 5w 10
First-class 15 882 528 21 5/42 25.14 3.59 42.0 1 0
Career statistics
First-class span 1907-1910
Profile

Born at Southampton on June 17, 1886, and died while serving as a Major with the Wiltshire Regiment near Basra, Mesopotamia, on February 22, 1917, aged 30. He played in the Sherborne XI from 1903 to 1905, taking 40 wickets in his last year and having a batting average of 30. At Merton College, Oxford, he played in the Freshmen's match of 1907 and the Seniors' matches of 1908 and 1909, but did not gain a blue. He played in 14 matches for Hampshire from 1907 to 1910. As a hard hitting batsman he scored 191 runs, highest 38, and took 21 wickets at 24.42 with his leg-breaks, with a best of 5 for 42.

Country Fixtures Country Results
Derbyshire v Leics at Derby - Sep 23-26
Derbyshire 11/0
Essex v Worcs at Chelmsford - Sep 23-26
Worcs 6/1
Glamorgan v Hampshire at Cardiff - Sep 23-26
Hampshire 4/0
Kent v Gloucs at Canterbury - Sep 23-26
Gloucs 5/1
Lancashire v Middlesex at Manchester - Sep 23-26
Middlesex 11/0
Northants v Sussex at Northampton - Sep 23-26
Sussex 7/1
Warwickshire v Durham at Birmingham - Sep 23-26
Durham 14/0
Yorkshire v Somerset at Leeds - Sep 23-26
Yorkshire 23/0
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