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Robert Fowler      

Full name Robert St Leger Fowler

Born April 7, 1891, Rahinstown, Enfield, Co Meath, Ireland

Died June 13, 1925, Rahinstown, Enfield, Co Meath, Ireland (aged 34 years 67 days)

Major teams Army, Combined Services, Hampshire, Marylebone Cricket Club

Also known as Captain Robert St Leger Fowler MC

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm offbreak

Relation Father - RH Fowler

Robert St Leger Fowler
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct St
First-class 24 38 4 957 92* 28.14 0 7 21 0
Bowling averages
Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI Ave Econ SR 5w 10
First-class 24 3083 1462 59 7/22 24.77 2.84 52.2 2 0
Career statistics
First-class span 1913 - 1924
Profile

Captain Robert St Leger Fowler, MC, died aged only 34. Owing to his profession, he was not very well-known to the general cricket public, but he was the hero of a match which may, without exaggeration, he described as the most extraordinary ever played. The story of the Eton and Harrow match in 1910 has been told over and over again, but it can never grow stale. No victory in a match of widespread interest was ever snatched in such a marvellous way. As captain of the Eton XI, Fowler - it was his third year in the big match - found his side for about a day and a half overwhelmed. On the first day Harrow scored 232, and Eton, before bad light caused stumps to be drawn, lost five wickets for 40 runs. This was bad enough, but worse was to come. Eton's innings ended on the Saturday morning for 67, and in the follow-on five wickets were lost for 65.

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Country Fixtures Country Results
Derbyshire v Leics at Derby - May 25-28
Leics 619 Derbyshire 532/8 (141 ov)
Essex v Surrey at Chelmsford - May 26-29
Surrey 369 Essex 215/3 (80 ov)
Glamorgan v Durham at Swansea - May 26-29
Durham 342 Glamorgan 225/6 (59 ov)
Kent v Sussex at Tunbridge Wells - May 26-29
Kent 369 & 116/0 (35 ov) Sussex 164
Northants v Worcs at Northampton - May 26-29
Northants 238 & 53/2 (18 ov) Worcs 434
Notts v Gloucs at Nottingham - May 26-29
Notts 430/9d Gloucs 149 & 37/1 (10.3 ov) (f/o)
Somerset v Hampshire at Taunton - May 26-29
Hampshire 162 & 293 Somerset 197 & 39/0 (10 ov, target 259)
2nd ODI: England v South Africa at Southampton - May 27
England won by 2 runs
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