Spencer Block      

Full name Spencer Allen Block

Born July 15, 1908, Esher, Surrey

Died October 7, 1979, Meadle, Buckinghamshire (aged 71 years 84 days)

Major teams Cambridge University, Surrey

Batting style Right-hand bat

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct St
First-class 58 93 4 2488 117 27.95 2 19 33 0
Bowling averages
Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI Ave Econ SR 5w 10
First-class 58 60 40 2 1/0 20.00 4.00 30.0 0 0
Career statistics
First-class span 1928 - 1948
Profile

Typical of the allround games-player of pre-war years was Spencer Allen Block, who has died at the age of 71. A reserve half-back for England, a hockey international, fine golfer and an adept tennis player, he will be remembered in cricket as a Cambridge Blue in 1929, during which season he hit 108 against Sussex, and an occasional player for Surrey, for whom his best innings were 117 against Leicestershire in 1931 (199 in 155 minutes in partnership with Sandham) and 91 (in 50 minutes) against Middlesex, both at The Oval. He toured Egypt with H. M. Martineau's XI in 1929, and but for business this tall, powerful man might have made a considerable mark on the game.
Wisden Cricket Monthly

Country Fixtures Country Results
Cambs MCCU v Notts at Cambridge - Mar 28-30
Notts 339 & 16/0 (4 ov) Cambs MCCU 123
Glamorgan v Cardiff MCCU at Cardiff - Mar 28-30
Glamorgan 225/3 (68 ov)
Gloucs v Durham MCCU at Bristol - Mar 28-30
Gloucs 405/7d Durham MCCU 78/2 (17 ov)
Kent v Lds-Brd MCCU at Canterbury - Mar 28-30
Kent 370/6d Lds-Brd MCCU 158/7 (55 ov)
Leics v Lbroug MCCU at Leicester - Mar 28-30
Leics 194 Lbroug MCCU 162/2 (60 ov)
Oxford MCCU v Surrey at Oxford - Mar 28-30
Surrey 335/7d Oxford MCCU 172 (60 ov)
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