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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
Durham v Sri Lanka A at Chester-le-Street - Jun 26-29
Sri Lanka A 353 & 143/2 (52 ov) Durham 205
Hampshire v Somerset at Southampton - Jun 26-29
Hampshire 219 & 173/4 (64.4 ov) Somerset 474/8d
Kent v Derbyshire at Canterbury - Jun 26-29
Kent 379 & 32/0 (11.3 ov) Derbyshire 574/9d
Middlesex v Lancashire at Lord's - Jun 26-29
Lancashire 513 Middlesex 419/5 (111 ov)
Warwickshire v Notts at Birmingham - Jun 26-29
Notts 152 & 81/2 (28.3 ov) Warwickshire 311
Yorkshire v Pakistan A at Leeds - Jun 26-29
Yorkshire 246 & 57/0 (18.2 ov) Pakistan A 357
Leics v Gloucs at Leicester - Jun 27-30
Leics 334 Gloucs 69/0 (27.2 ov)
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