Charles Alexander (cricketer, born 1847)

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Charles Alexander
Personal information
Full name Charles Robert Alexander
Born (1847-11-08)8 November 1847
Westminster, London, England
Died 17 February 1902(1902-02-17) (aged 54)
Westminster, London, England
Batting style Right-handed
Domestic team information
Years Team
1870–1871 Cambridge University
1867–1869 Kent
Career statistics
Competition First-class
Matches 6
Runs scored 88
Batting average 9.77
100s/50s –/–
Top score 41
Balls bowled
Wickets
Bowling average
5 wickets in innings
10 wickets in match
Best bowling
Catches/stumpings 2/–
Source: Cricinfo, 27 January 2011

Charles Robert Alexander (8 November 1847 – 17 February 1902) was an English cricketer and barrister.

Life[edit]

Charles Robert Alexander was the son of James Alexander and Anna Maria Julia Dalison and was born in Westminster, London.[1]

A right-handed batsman, Alexander made his first-class debut for Kent against the Gentlemen of Marylebone Cricket Club in 1867. During that same season he was the Eton captain. From Eton, Alexander proceeded to King's College, Cambridge, graduating B.A. in 1871.[2] Alexander appeared three further times for Kent, playing his final first-class match for the county in 1869 against Sussex. The following year, while undertaking studies at Cambridge University, he made his first-class debut for the University Cricket Club against Surrey at The Oval. He played one further first-class match for the University against the Marylebone Cricket Club.[3] In his six first-class matches, Alexander scored just 88 runs at a batting average of 9.77, with a high score of 41.

He entered the Middle Temple as a law student in 1868, and Lincoln's Inn in 1873. He was called to the bar in 1874.[4] In later life he was a member of the London Stock Exchange.[2]

He died on 17 February 1902 in Westminster.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Charles Robert Alexander at thePeerage.com
  2. ^ a b "Alexander, Charles Robert (ALKR867CR)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge. 
  3. ^ First-Class Matches played by Charles Alexander
  4. ^  Foster, Joseph (1885). "Alexander, Charles Robert". Men-at-the-Bar (second ed.). London: Hazell, Watson, and Viney. p. 5. 

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