Rupert Webb      

Full name Rupert Thomas Webb

Born July 11, 1922, Harrow, Middlesex

Current age 93 years 297 days

Major teams Sussex

Batting style Right-hand bat

Fielding position Wicketkeeper

Height 6 ft 0 in

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct St
First-class 256 333 104 2685 49* 11.72 0 0 325 129
Bowling averages
Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI Ave Econ SR 5w 10
First-class 256 38 43 1 1/34 43.00 6.78 38.0 0 0
Career statistics
First-class span 1948 - 1960
Profile

Rupert Webb's career was delayed by WW2 but he made his debut for Sussex in 1948 and was a regular in the side until he retired at the end of 1960. One of the old-school of specialist wicketkeepers, he failed to make a fifty in more than 250 matches for the county. After retiring he became and actor and model, and had a bit part in the film Four Weddings And A Funeral. In 2004 he was involved in a public spat with Robin Marlar over Marlar's claim that a dropped catch by Webb cost the county the Championship in 1953.
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Country Fixtures Country Results
Hampshire v Middlesex at Southampton - May 1-4
Hampshire 336 Middlesex 88/3 (34.5 ov)
Kent v Glamorgan at Canterbury - May 1-4
Glamorgan 260 & 17/1 (8.1 ov) Kent 488
Northants v Derbyshire at Northampton - May 1-4
Derbyshire 324 Northants 71/0 (21.5 ov)
Notts v Yorkshire at Nottingham - May 1-4
Notts 261 Yorkshire 173/4 (43.5 ov)
Somerset v Lancashire at Taunton - May 1-4
Lancashire 493/9d Somerset 16/1 (7.2 ov)
Surrey v Durham at The Oval - May 1-4
Surrey 457 Durham 157/2 (44.2 ov)
Sussex v Leics at Hove - May 1-4
Sussex 163 Leics 306/4 (82.2 ov)
Worcs v Essex at Worcester - May 1-4
Essex 335/2 (90 ov)
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