Bernard Pauncefote      

Full name Bernard Pauncefote

Born June 28, 1848, Cuddalore, Madras, India

Died September 24, 1882, Blackheath, London (aged 34 years 88 days)

Major teams Middlesex, Oxford University

Batting style Right-hand bat

Education Rugby School; Oxford University

Bernard Pauncefote
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct St
First-class 32 55 3 1141 123 21.94 2 4 21 0
Bowling averages
Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI Ave Econ SR 5w 10
First-class 32 587 322 18 5/43 17.88 3.29 32.6 1 0
Career statistics
First-class span 1868 - 1872

Basil Pauncefote was educated at Rugby and won four Blues at Oxford between 1868 and 1871, the middle two as captain, as well as making eight appearances for Middlesex. His final first-class match was for Middlesex against Oxford in 1872. He will be remembered fort his role in Cobden's Match of 1870 where, as Oxford captain, he agreed to allow play on the second day to be extended despite the fact that on the first evening his side had found it very hard to bat in failing light. On the next evening, Cobden's pace in the gloom was too much and Oxford lost by two runs. In 1872 he left England for China, and latterly moved on to Sri Lanka. He died in London in 1882, aged 34.
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