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Full name Samuel Charles Silkin
Born March 6, 1918, Neath, Glamorgan, Wales
Died August 17, 1988, Oxford (aged 70 years 164 days)
Major teams Cambridge University, Glamorgan
Also known as Lord Silkin Of Dulwich
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Legbreak googly
Education Dulwich College; Cambridge University
Lord Silkin Of Dulwich, PC, QC, was a useful schoolboy cricketer, especially as a bowler of leg-breaks, Samuel Charles Silkin captained Dulwich in 1936 before going up to Cambridge later that year. He had little success in the Freshmen's match in 1937 and although given further trials in 1938, including a match for the University against the Army, he did not win a Blue. Eligible for Glamorgan, having been born at Neath, he was invited to play for the county when Cambridge visited on tour later in the season but again he achieved little. These two first-class appearances resulted in 4 runs and two wickets, and from then his cricket was mostly at club level, with some appearances for the Glamorgan and Middlesex Second XIs. Elected as Member of Parliament for Camberwell in 1964, he held the seat for Labour until his retirement in 1983 and was Attorney General from 1974 to 1979. He was made a life peer in 1985.
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