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Owen Hughes      

Full name Owen Hughes

Born July 7, 1889, Wallfield, Reigate, Surrey

Died June 4, 1972, Beaumont, St Peter, Jersey, Channel Islands (aged 82 years 333 days)

Major teams Cambridge University

Batting style Right-hand bat

Fielding position Wicketkeeper

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct St
First-class 6 9 1 168 65 21.00 0 2 7 0
Bowling averages
Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
First-class 6 - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
First-class span 1910-1910
Profile

Wisden obituary
Owen Hughes, who died last summer, aged 82, had a singularly hard fate. For years, whenever a discussion arose as to who had had the worst Varsity match on record, he was sure to be on the short list and was usually top of it. Yet on previous performance his Blue was justified. Coming into the Cambridge side in 1910 three weeks before the match, he started with 52 against Yorkshire and followed this with 65 against Sussex and 33 against a so-called Gentlemen of England's XI. Moreover he was a good slip. But at Lord's he began by dropping Le Couteur, who made 160, four times, the first when he had scored 42. Understandably he was desperately nervous when he came in to bat, and he received only four balls in the two innings, though a single in the second innings saved him from a `pair'. He is probably an example of the risk entailed in picking an inexperienced player for a big occasion, and the Varsity match was then a very big occasion indeed. At Malvern he had been two years in the XI, but had not been regarded as outstanding, and at Cambridge his only trial had been in the Freshmen's match in 1909; so his experience had been confined to four first-class matches.
The Cricketer, February 1973

Country Fixtures Country Results
Yorkshire v Middlesex at Scarborough - Jul 19-22
Yorkshire 253 & 400/5d Middlesex 232 & 85/2
Derbyshire v Glamorgan at Derby - Jul 20-22
Derbyshire won by 6 wickets
Surrey v Kent at Guildford - Jul 20-23
Kent 408 Surrey 398
Gloucs v Worcs at Cheltenham - Jul 21-24
Worcs 395 Gloucs 11/1
Sussex v Warwickshire at Horsham - Jul 21-24
Sussex 402/8
South Division: Essex v Hampshire at Chelmsford
Jul 22, 2014 (18:30 local | 17:30 GMT | 13:30 EDT | 12:30 CDT | 10:30 PDT)
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