Full Name

Robert Saxton Bestwick

Born

September 29, 1899, Heanor, Derbyshire

Died

July 03, 1980, St Ouen's, Jersey, Channel Islands, (aged 80y 278d)

Batting Style

Right hand bat

Bowling Style

Right arm fast medium

relations

(father)

TEAMS

Robert Saxton Bestwick, who died in Jersey on July 3, 1980, aged 80, will be remembered for an incident which one can safely say is unique in first-class cricket. For Derbyshire against Warwickshire at Derby in 1922, for some 10 minutes he bowled at one end while his father, the much better known Bill Bestwick, bowled at the other, against W. G. Quaife and his son, B. W. A fast-medium left-armer, R. S. Bestwick played five matches for the county between 1920 and 1922, but met with little success. Later he played League cricket and finally moved to Jersey where, beside being a publican, he coached and umpired at Victoria College.
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack

Career Averages

Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAve100s50sCtSt
FC59129103.620020
Bowling
FormatMatBallsRunsWktsBBIAveEconSR5w10w
FC535815122/4775.502.53179.000

Debut/Last Matches - Player

FC Matches
Span
1920 - 1922