Charles Barnett      

Full name Charles James Barnett

Born October 31, 1796

Died December 31, 1882, Brighton, Sussex (aged 86 years 61 days)

Major teams Marylebone Cricket Club

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct St
First-class 29 53 4 253 24* 5.16 0 0 16 0
Bowling averages
Mat Wkts BBI 5w 10
First-class 29 1 1/? 0 0
Career statistics
First-class debut Marylebone Cricket Club v Norfolk XI at Lord's, Jul 24-27, 1820 scorecard
Last First-class Marylebone Cricket Club v The Bs at Lord's, Jul 31-Aug 1, 1837 scorecard

Charles Barnett was 28 when he became president of MCC in 1825 and, like his four predecessors, was a truly poor cricketer. Proving it was more about contacts than skill, a career average of 5.16 with the bat did not stop him playing four times in the top match between Gentlemen and Players. His tenure as president was marked by the fire which destroyed the original pavilion and, with it, all the early MCC records. He was a Liberal MP between 1830 and 1835, and latterly Deputy Lieutenant of Gloucestershire.
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Country Fixtures Country Results
Derbyshire v Kent at Derby - May 22-25
Kent won by 7 wickets
Glamorgan v Essex at Cardiff - May 22-25
Match drawn
Gloucs v Northants at Bristol - May 22-25
Match drawn
Hampshire v Notts at Southampton - May 22-25
Hampshire won by 69 runs
Middlesex v Somerset at Lord's - May 22-25
Match drawn
Warwickshire v Durham at Birmingham - May 22-25
Durham won by 4 wickets
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