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Charles Lennox      

Full name Charles Lennox

Born December 9, 1764, Gordon Castle, Banff, Scotland

Died August 28, 1819, near Perth, Ontario, Canada (aged 54 years 262 days)

Major teams Surrey

Also known as succeeded as Duke of Richmond in 1806

Batting style Right-hand bat

Fielding position Wicketkeeper

Relation Son - Lord S Lennox, Great-grandson - BC Gordon-Lennox

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct St
First-class 45 86 4 937 69 11.42 0 2 32 3
Bowling averages
Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM 4w 5w 10
First-class 45 0+ 0+ 3 2/? 2/? 0 0 0
Career statistics
First-class debut White Conduit Club v Kent XI at Islington, Jun 22-24, 1786 scorecard
Last First-class England v Surrey XI at Lord's (Old), Aug 25-27, 1802 scorecard
Profile

Charles Lennox, the fourth Duke of Richmond, was a British soldier and politician and Governor General of British North America. He was also an accomplished cricketer, a right-hand batsman and wicketkeeper, and a founder of the MCC. In 1786, together with the Earl of Winchilsea, he offered Thomas Lord a guarantee against any losses Lord might suffer on starting a new cricket ground, leading to Lord opening his first cricket ground in 1787. Usually listed as the Hon. Colonel Charles Lennox in contemporary scorecards, Lennox had 55 recorded first-class appearances from 1784 to 1800 and played a few more games after that. He was also MP for Sussex, succeeding his father, from 1790 until he succeeded to the dukedom, and found time to sire 14 children.
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Country Fixtures Country Results
3rd Test: West Indies v England at Bridgetown - May 1-3
West Indies won by 5 wickets
Middlesex v Durham at Lord's - May 2-5
Middlesex 463 Durham 157/4
Essex v Gloucs at Chelmsford - May 3-6
Essex 159 Gloucs 77/0
Glamorgan v Derbyshire at Cardiff - May 3-6
Derbyshire 47/2
Kent v Leics at Canterbury - May 3-6
Leics 300/5
Northants v Lancashire at Northampton - May 3-6
Northants 198/6
Worcs v Somerset at Worcester - May 3-6
Somerset 250 Worcs 35/2
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