Bob Carpenter      

Full name Robert Pearson Carpenter

Born November 18, 1830, Mill Road, Cambridge

Died July 14, 1901, Cambridge (aged 70 years 238 days)

Major teams Cambridge Town Club, Cambridgeshire, G Parr's XI, United England Eleven

Batting style Right-hand bat

Other Umpire

Relation Brother - W Carpenter, Son - HA Carpenter, Great-nephew - J O'Connor

Robert Pearson Carpenter
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 Ct St
First-class 141 233 19 5220 134 24.39 4 190 2
Bowling averages
Mat Runs Wkts BBI Ave 5w 10
First-class 141 290+ 19 4/29 16.11* 0 0
Career statistics
First-class debut Cambridge University v Cambridge Town XI at Cambridge, Apr 30-May 1, 1855 scorecard
Last First-class 1876
Umpiring statistics
Test debut England v Australia at The Oval, Aug 12-14, 1886 scorecard
Last Test England v Australia at The Oval, Aug 13-14, 1888 scorecard
Test matches 2
Test statistics
Profile

Bob Carpenter was one of the best batsmen of his generation and for a decade was arguably the best in the country along with Tom Hayward. He only came to note when he was 28, but for the next few years he was considered the toughest man to dismiss. His involvement with Cambridgeshire helped gain them first-class status, and he was also a regular presence in the United England XI. In 1859 he took part in the first major overseas tour, when George Parr took and England XII to North America, and four years later he toured Australia, again with Parr. He stood in two Tests.
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Oct 1863

The England cricket team assembled at Lord's in London before leaving for the 1863 tour of Australia. Julius Caesar, Alfred Clarke, George Tarrant, George Parr, E M Grace, Robert Carpenter, George Anderson, William Caffyn; (bottom row) Robert C Tinley, Thomas Lockyer, Thomas Hayward, John Jackson, October 1, 1863

The England cricket team assembled at Lord's in London before leaving for the 1863 tour of Australia

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Sep 7, 1859

England's 12 Champion Cricketers on board a ship at Liverpool bound for America in September 1859. Back row (from left to right): Bob Carpenter, William Caflyn, Tom Lockyer, John Wisden (seated), HH Stephenson, George Parr, John Grundy, Julius Cesar, Tom Hayward and John Jackson. Seated at front: Alfred Diver and John Lillywhite.

England's 12 Champion Cricketers on board a ship at Liverpool bound for America in September 1859

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Sep 7, 1859

Bob Carpenter, September 7, 1859

Bob Carpenter

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