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Archie Fowler      

Full name Archibald John Burgess Fowler

Born April 1, 1891, Marylebone, London

Died May 7, 1977, Basingstoke, Hampshire (aged 86 years 36 days)

Major teams Middlesex

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Slow left-arm orthodox

Other Umpire, Coach, Scorer

Relation Son-in-law - GEE Lambert

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct St
First-class 30 39 15 167 21 6.95 0 0 16 0
Bowling averages
Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI Ave Econ SR 5w 10
First-class 30 2994 1293 43 5/29 30.06 2.59 69.6 1 0
Career statistics
First-class span 1921-1930
Profile

FOWLER, ARCHIBALD JOHN BURGESS, who died on May 7 in London, aged 86, had many trials for Middlesex as a slow left-armer between 1921 and 1931 and received his County Cap. He never quite made his place secure, but must have been fairly near it in 1924 when he took 5 for 29 against Lancashire, then a very strong side. Later in the mid-thirties he succeeded George Fenner as head coach at Lord's. Those of us who regard Fenner as one of the finest coaches we have ever known realise what it means that Fowler was in his turn regarded as outstanding. He constantly umpired at Lord's and finally for many years acted as scorer, his connection with the ground extending in all for over half a century. He was a Life Member of the Middlesex County Cricket Club.
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