Hamer Bagnall      

Full name Hamer Fraser Bagnall

Born February 18, 1904, Farnham, Surrey

Died September 2, 1974, Marylebone, London (aged 70 years 196 days)

Major teams Cambridge University, Northamptonshire

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Legbreak

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 Ct St
First-class 85 158 3 2956 128* 19.07 3 40 0
Bowling averages
Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
First-class 85 47 59 0 - - - 7.53 - 0 0 0
Career statistics
First-class span 1921-1929
Profile

Wisden obituary
Hamer Fraser Bagnall, who died in London on September 2 at the age of 70, was a talented cricketer who, it might (with justice) be said, `missed the boat'. He played for Harrow in 1920-21-22 but he never came off against Eton at Lord's. The Harrow eleven of '22 is often quoted as among the best ever to represent the school and is sometimes compared with the great Repton side of 1908. At any rate the Harrow side of '22 made its reputation, and as a boy batsman Bagnall was the outstanding performer. Hubert Ashton (now Sir Hubert), then captain of Cambridge, brought nine of his celebrated Cambridge eleven of that year to play for the Quidnuncs against the school-admittedly during May Week-and time alone saved them, with Bagnall 130 not out. After term he went to play for Northamptonshire in his first county match against Sussex with Arthur Gilligan and Maurice Tate at the zenith of their powers. His side did not do very well but the boy batsman was 103 not out at the end of the innings. He was an automatic choice for Claude Ashton's Cambridge side the following year and played a number of notable innings on bad wickets. He was left out in 1924, in an off year when four brilliant Australians had to be given a place, and again in 1925, when through the ignorance of his captain, himself a poor cricketer, another who batted No.10 and did not bowl in the University match was preferred. Meanwhile Hamar was making runs for his county.
The Cricketer, November 1974

Country Fixtures Country Results
Derbyshire v Leics at Derby - Sep 23-26
Derbyshire 289 Leics 25/2
Essex v Worcs at Chelmsford - Sep 23-26
Worcs 84 Essex 198/3
Glamorgan v Hampshire at Cardiff - Sep 23-26
Hampshire 357
Kent v Gloucs at Canterbury - Sep 23-26
Gloucs 179 Kent 83/4
Lancashire v Middlesex at Manchester - Sep 23-26
Middlesex 214
Northants v Sussex at Northampton - Sep 23-26
Sussex 300/7
Warwickshire v Durham at Birmingham - Sep 23-26
Durham 201 Warwickshire 77/1
Yorkshire v Somerset at Leeds - Sep 23-26
Yorkshire 241/9
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