Desmond Rought-Rought      

Full name Desmond Charles Rought-Rought

Born May 3, 1912, Brandon, Suffolk

Died January 7, 1970, Cambridge (aged 57 years 249 days)

Major teams Cambridge University, Norfolk

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm fast-medium

Relation Brother - BW Rought-Rought, Brother - RC Rought-Rought

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct St
First-class 24 39 5 739 92 21.73 0 2 16 0
Bowling averages
Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI Ave Econ SR 5w 10
First-class 24 4492 2129 74 7/100 28.77 2.84 60.7 3 1
Career statistics
First-class span 1934 - 1947
Profile

ROUGHT-ROUGHT, DESMOND CHARLES, who died on January 7 following a motor-car crash in which his wife was killed outright, aged 57, was one of three brothers - the others were RC and BW - who rendered fine allround service to Norfolk in the 1930's. Playing from 1931 to 1938, Desmond enjoyed six years of Minor Counties' cricketing experience before gaining his Blue at Cambridge in 1937. His best season for the county as a hard-hitting batsman was that of 1934, when he made 381 runs, average 34.63, and as a fast-medium bowler he headed the averages in the following season with 42 wickets for 14.16 runs each.
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack

Country Fixtures Country Results
Durham v Worcs at Chester-le-Street - Jun 26-29
Durham 197 Worcs 316/7 (73 ov)
Essex v Middlesex at Chelmsford - Jun 26-29
Middlesex 246 Essex 106/0 (36 ov)
Glamorgan v Derbyshire at Cardiff - Jun 26-29
Derbyshire 288 Glamorgan 86/3 (27.2 ov)
Hampshire v Somerset at Southampton - Jun 26-29
Hampshire 211/9d Somerset 43/1 (19 ov)
Northants v Leics at Northampton - Jun 26-29
Northants 261 Leics 127/8 (52 ov)
Notts v Kent at Nottingham - Jun 26-29
Kent 180 Notts 277/4 (69.5 ov)
Sussex v Gloucs at Hove - Jun 26-29
Sussex 358/9d Gloucs 31/0 (7 ov)
Warwickshire v Lancashire at Birmingham - Jun 26-29
Lancashire 273 Warwickshire 83/3 (40 ov)
Yorkshire v Surrey at Leeds - Jun 26-29
Surrey 374/6 (96 ov)
ENG Women v PAK Women at Leicester - Jun 27
ENG Women 377/7 PAK Women 67/2 (17.1/50 ov, target 378)
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