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Full name Nathaniel Mayer Victor Rothschild
Born October 31, 1910, Kensington, London
Died March 20, 1990, Westminster, London (aged 79 years 140 days)
Major teams Cambridge University, Northamptonshire
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Legbreak
Education Harrow School; Cambridge University
Rothschild, The Third Lord, GBE, GM, FRS (Nathaniel Mayer Victor) was one of the most versatile and gifted men of his time, and a cricketer of considerable talent. In 1929, his last year at Harrow, made his mark in all departments of the game: he was one of three boys to score more than 500 runs in schools matches, he took 20 wickets at 25 apiece, and he was a high-class performer in the slips. At Lord's against Eton, opening with Terence Rattigan, he made a dashing 43 out of 68 to launch Harrow's reply to a total of 347, to which his bizarre mixture of pace and spin had made much too generous a contribution. He made runs for the Lord's Schools against the Rest, and towards the end of August he was given a run by Northamptonshire, making an auspicious start in first-class cricket with scores of 27, 31, 11, 16 not out, 36, 5 and 28. His 36 was made against Larwood, Barrett and Voce after five wickets had gone down for 39. In 1930 he played in the Freshmen's match at Cambridge, and in a further trial he drove finely in making 112 for the perambulators against the Etceteras. This innings and his highest first-class score of 63 against Kent at Peterborough ( St Ames b Freeman) earned him a game for the University against Sussex. However, he found Maurice Tate too much of a handful in both innings. He was looked upon as a possible captain of Northamptonshire on the retirement of V. W. C. Jupp, but the job was given to W. C. Brown and Rothschild went on to conquer wider fields. In his 11 first-class matches he made 282 runs for an average of 15.66 and held eight catches.
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack
Became Lord Rothschild in 1937
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