Charles Augustus Ollivierre
July 20, 1876, Kingstown, St Vincent
March 25, 1949, Pontefract, Yorkshire, England, (aged 72y 248d)
Right hand bat
OLLIVIERRE, MR. CHARLES AUGUSTUS, died at Pontefract, West Riding, on March 25, aged 72. Born in Kingstown, St Vincent, he toured England with the first West Indies team in 1900 and headed the batting averages. He and PF Warner, playing his only innings for the touring team, shared in an opening stand of 238 against Leicestershire. Ollivierre scored 159.
He stayed in England and qualified for Derbyshire in 1902. That year he made 167 against Warwickshire, but his most memorable innings occurred in 1904 when he was the dominating figure in a remarkable match. Percy Perrin scored 343 not out in a total of 597 for Essex at Chesterfield in July. Ollivierre responded with 229 out of 548 and after an Essex collapse for 97 he hit 92 out of 149, Derbyshire winning by nine wickets--an unprecedented performance for a side after facing so large a score in a three-day match. Never before in first-class English cricket could any team claim anything approaching such an achievement.
Because of eye trouble, he retired from first-class cricket after 1907, but took part in Yorkshire club games. From 1924 to 1939 he went each year to Holland to coach schoolboys.
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