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Lord Somers      

Full name Arthur Herbert Tennyson Somers-Cocks (Lord Somers)

Born March 20, 1887, Freshwater, Isle of Wight

Died July 14, 1944, Eastnor Castle, Hereford (aged 57 years 116 days)

Major teams Worcestershire

Also known as He succeeded as 6th Baron Somers in 1896

Batting style Right-hand bat

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct St
First-class 17 30 1 390 52 13.44 0 1 10 0
Bowling averages
Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
First-class 17 12 4 0 - - - 2.00 - 0 0 0
Career statistics
First-class span 1906 - 1925
Profile

SOMERS, LIEUT. COLONEL LORD, K.C.M.G., D.S.O., M.C., who kept closely in touch with cricket from his Charterhouse days, died on July 14, when 57 years old, at Eastnor Castle, Herefordshire. In 1904 he scored 115 not out for Charterhouse, helping to beat Westminster at Godalming and showing himself a determined batsman at a crisis. He also made 95 and 28 against Haverford College. Poor health handicapped him then, but he averaged 68.50 in six innings. He appeared occasionally in the seasons 1923 to 1925 for Worcestershire, making 42 against Derbyshire; he could not give much time to cricket in the field but was a Vice-President of the county club and President of MCC in 1936. Besides his Army activities in the First Life Guards, with whom he distinguished himself in the 1914-18 war, he succeeded Lord Baden-Powell as Chief Scout. After gaining popularity as Governor of Victoria, he was Acting Governor-General of Australia, and when visiting Melbourne he was received enthusiastically by the large crowd at a Test match.
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack

Country Fixtures Country Results
Derbyshire v Kent at Derby - May 22-25
Derbyshire 492 & 9/3 (6 ov) Kent 412
Glamorgan v Essex at Cardiff - May 22-25
Glamorgan 260 & 295/3 (91 ov) Essex 313
Gloucs v Northants at Bristol - May 22-25
Northants 176 & 120/3 (42 ov) Gloucs 418
Hampshire v Notts at Southampton - May 22-25
Hampshire 270 & 189/8 (67 ov) Notts 189
Lancashire v Surrey at Manchester - May 22-24
Lancashire won by an innings and 96 runs
Leics v Worcs at Leicester - May 22-24
Worcs won by 7 wickets
Middlesex v Somerset at Lord's - May 22-25
Somerset 376 Middlesex 407/9 (139 ov)
Warwickshire v Durham at Birmingham - May 22-25
Warwickshire 313 & 114 Durham 190 & 154/4 (60 ov, target 238)
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