Cecil Halliday Abercrombie
April 12, 1886, Mozufferpore, India
May 31, 1916, naval action off Jutland (HMS Defence), (aged 30y 49d)
Right hand bat
Right arm medium
Born in India on April 12, 1886, was killed aged 30 in the naval action off Jutland on May 31, 1916, while serving as a Lieutenant in the Royal Navy on HMS Defence.
He played 13 games for Hampshire in 1913, scoring 126 and 39 on his debut against Oxford University at Southampton, 144 v Worcestershire at Dudley and 165 v Essex at Leyton when Hampshire followed on 317 behind and in a stand with George Brown (140*) he put on 325 for the seventh wicket. In first-class matches that year he scored 936 runs with an average of 35.92. By 1914 he was already away on service, so his fame rests on what he accomplished in a single season. In 1912 he gave an earlier indication of his ability as a free-scoring batsmen when he hit 37 and 100 for the Royal Navy v Army at Lord's.
He also played Rugby football for Scotland.
Batting & Fielding
Debut/Last Matches - Player