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Robert Fowler      

Full name Robert Henry Fowler

Born June 28, 1857, Mellifont, Collon, Co Louth, Ireland

Died May 11, 1957, Rahinstown, Enfield, Co Meath, Ireland (aged 99 years 317 days)

Major teams Cambridge University

Batting style Right-hand bat

Relation Son - RS Fowler

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct St
First-class 1 2 0 4 3 2.00 0 0 0 0
Bowling averages
Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
First-class 1 - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
First-class span 1876-1876
Profile

Captain Robert Henry Fowler, who died in May, aged 99 years and 11 months, played in two matches for Ireland in 1888. He was the father of R. St. L. Fowler, who in 1910 was the hero of the Eton v. Harrow match -- known ever since as "Fowler's Match." Eton followed on 165 behind and, despite an innings of 64 by Fowler, Harrow needed only 55 to win, but Fowler, with off breaks, bowled in deadly form, taking eight wickets for 23 runs, and Eton snatched victory by nine runs.
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Country Fixtures Country Results
Northants v Somerset at Northampton - Jul 12-15
Somerset 375 & 249/8d Northants 221 & 24/0
Durham v Warwickshire at Chester-le-Street - Jul 13-16
Warwickshire 472 Durham 6/0
Essex v Hampshire at Colchester - Jul 13-16
Hampshire 246
Lancashire v Notts at Liverpool - Jul 13-16
Lancashire 225 Notts 254/8
Worcs v Leics at Worcester - Jul 13-16
Worcs 321 Leics 255/6
Gloucs v Derbyshire at Cheltenham - Jul 14-17
Gloucs 218/4
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