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Cecil Abercrombie
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Cecil Abercrombie

England

Full Name

Cecil Halliday Abercrombie

Born

April 12, 1886, Mozufferpore, India

Died

May 31, 1916, naval action off Jutland (HMS Defence), (aged 30y 49d)

Batting Style

Right hand bat

Bowling Style

Right arm medium

TEAMS

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.

Career Averages

Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAve100s50sCtSt
FC16313112616540.2142110
Bowling
FormatMatBallsRunsWktsBBIAveEconSR5w10w
FC1655132983/2741.123.5868.800

Debut/Last Matches - Player

FC Matches
Span
1910 - 1913