Full name William Hugh Webster
Born February 22, 1910, Hackney, London
Died June 19, 1986, Marylebone, London (aged 76 years 117 days)
Major teams Cambridge University, Middlesex
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Left-arm medium
Education Highgate; Cambridge University
|First-class span||1930 - 1947|
Tagge Webster, died after a long illness on June 19, 1986, aged 76. Going up to Cambridge from Highgate, where he had been a successful allrounder, he was not seriously in the running for a Blue in his first two years and in 1932, given a good trial, did little and seemed to have lost his chance. However, playing for the Foresters against the University in the last match of term he was, for almost the first time in his life, sent in first, and in innings of 29 and 42 he showed such powers of concentration and defence that he was taken on tour as an opener and, confirming the good impression he had created, played in that capacity at Lord's. Doubtless his superb fielding (he was an amateur soccer international) had something to do with the choice. Between 1930 and 1947 he played 45 matches for Middlesex. Altogether in first-class cricket he scored 1,870 runs with an average of 19.89, including one century, 111 for Middlesex against Gloucestershire at Bristol in 1936, and some rather mild left-arm medium-pace bowling brought him 21 wickets at 22.76. In later life he served on the MCC committee and was president of the club in 1977. He was president of Middlesex in 1980.
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack
Tagge Webster won seven amateur International football caps and as well as gaining a Blue for football. He was elected to the Middlesex general committee in 1954, was chairman of the cricket committee (1965-1970), treasurer (1962-1975) and president (1980-1982). He was equally active in his service to MCC. He served on its committee (1960-1978) and also chaired the ground and fixtures committee (1962-1976). He was president of the MCC (1977-1978). He also served the Football Association from 1950 to 1986 and chaired the Finance Committee (1974-1986).
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