Claude Buckenham      

Full name Claude Percival Buckenham

Born January 16, 1876, Herne Hill, London

Died February 23, 1937, Dundee, Angus, Scotland (aged 61 years 38 days)

Major teams England, Essex

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm fast

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 6s Ct St
Tests 4 7 0 43 17 6.14 0 0 0 2 0
First-class 307 468 79 5641 124 14.50 2 12 172 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 4 8 1182 593 21 5/115 7/187 28.23 3.01 56.2 1 1 0
First-class 307 52148 29110 1150 8/33 25.31 3.34 45.3 85 17
Career statistics
Test debut South Africa v England at Johannesburg, Jan 1-5, 1910 scorecard
Last Test South Africa v England at Cape Town, Mar 7-9, 1910 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1899-1914
Profile

Buckenham, Claude Percival, died on February 23 after a short illness at his home in Dundee, aged 61. Born in Surrey on January 16, 1876, he went to Alleyn School, Dulwich, but became associated with cricket at Leyton and played first for Essex from 1899. Tall and rather sparely built, Buckenham bowled very fast with a good high delivery and might have made a greater name but for his constant misfortune in seeing slip catches missed. Because of weak support in the field Buckenham often proved expensive and, in 1905 his ninety wickets cost over 32 runs apiece. Then for six seasons he ranked as one of the deadliest pace bowlers in England. Most successful in 1911 when securing 134 wickets, he was perhaps at his best in 1910 when he dismissed 118 batsmen at an average cost of 17.66. From 1905 to 1911 he took 828 wickets at less than 23 runs each, and in the course of his county career, which closed in 1914, his record was 1,152, average 25.30.

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