Charles Brune

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Charles Brune
Personal information
Full name Charles Julius Brune
Born 16 April 1843
Matanzas, Cuba
Died 13 January 1877 (aged 33)
Boulogne, France
Batting style Right-handed
Bowling style Right-arm medium-fast (round-arm)
Role Bowler
Domestic team information
Years Team
1866–1870 Cambridge University
1866–1875 Middlesex
1868–1875 Marylebone Cricket Club
Career statistics
Competition FC
Matches 56
Runs scored 738
Batting average 10.39
100s/50s 0/0
Top score 41
Balls bowled 5,097
Wickets 107
Bowling average 17.49
5 wickets in innings 6
10 wickets in match 1
Best bowling 8/31
Catches/stumpings 21/-
Source: CricketArchive, 13 February 2013

Charles Julius Brune (16 April 1843 – 13 January 1877) was a 19th-century amateur cricketer. Born in Matanzas, Cuba, Brune first boarded at Godolphin School in Hammersmith, London, and later progressed to the University of Cambridge, where he attended Caius and Downing Colleges.[1] Having played for an All-England Eleven as early as the 1863 season,[2] whilst at Cambridge he was a regular player for the university's cricket team, playing fourteen first-class and numerous other matches for the side between 1866 and 1870.[3] A medium-fast round-arm bowler, Brune was quite successful in his appearances for Cambridge, taking 57 wickets at an average of 14.28, including four five-wicket hauls.[4] His best bowling figures, 8/31, came against the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) during the 1869 season, while in the 1867 edition of The University Match (held annually against Oxford), he took 5/64.[5]

Brune had first played county matches for Middlesex during the 1866 season, and was a regular player for the side into the early 1870s.[6] Later becoming a member of the MCC, he also played regularly for composite and regional teams, as well as local club teams.[7] As the holder of amateur status, Brune occasionally featured in "Gentlemen" sides, making an appearance for "Gentlemen of the South" during the 1875 season, a team captained by W. G. Grace.[8] His last appearance at first-class level was that year's edition of the Gentlemen v. Players fixture; he did not bowl during the game, with Grace and his cousin, Walter Gilbert, taking 17 wickets.[9] Brune died at Boulogne, France, in January 1877, aged 33.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Charles Brune profile – CricketArchive. Retrieved 13 February 2013.
  2. ^ Miscellaneous matches played by Charles Brune (111) – CricketArchive. Retrieved 13 February 2013.
  3. ^ First-class batting and fielding in each team by Charles Brune – CricketArchive. Retrieved 13 February 2013.
  4. ^ First-class bowling for each team by Charles Brune – CricketArchive. Retrieved 13 February 2013.
  5. ^ a b Charles Brune player profile – ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 13 February 2013.
  6. ^ First-class matches played by Charles Brune (56) – CricketArchive. Retrieved 13 February 2013.
  7. ^ Teams Charles Brune played for – CricketArchive. Retrieved 13 February 2013.
  8. ^ Gentlemen of the South v Players of the North, Other First-Class matches in England 1875 – CricketArchive. Retrieved 13 February 2013.
  9. ^ Gentlemen v Players, Other First-Class matches in England 1875 – CricketArchive. Retrieved 13 February 2013.