Charles Willis

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Charles Francis Willis (15 April 1827 – 19 November 1895) was an English amateur cricketer.


The second son of Charles Willis of Hawkhurst in Kent, Willis was a scholar at Corpus Christi College, Oxford between 1845 and 1853, and a fellow to 1857.[1] He was rector of Letcombe Bassett, Berkshire from 1856 to 1876, of Church Brampton, Northamptonshire from 1876 to 1879 and of Bassingham, Lincolnshire from 1879 to his death there in 1895.[1]

Cricket career[edit]

He was mainly associated with Oxford University and Kent, making 10 known appearances in first-class matches from 1847 to 1850.[2]

His brother Henry Willis played one first-class match for Surrey in 1868.


  1. ^ a b "Alumni Oxonienses 1715-1886". Wikisource. p. 1576. Retrieved 6 May 2013. 
  2. ^ Arthur Haygarth, Scores & Biographies, Volumes 3-4 (1841-1854), Lillywhite, 1862

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