Robert Baily

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Robert Edward Hartwell Baily CBE (6 June 1885 – 19 September 1973) was an English cricketer of Surrey and Cambridge University. A gentlemen cricketer, Baily played for Surrey and Cambridge between 1904 and 1908.[1] He was also captain of Harrow School's First XI during his time there, as well as his own representative team: REH Baily's XI; he played for Gentlemen of England in 1905 and the Marylebone Cricket Club in 1909.[2] Born in Limpsfield, Surrey, where his father ran a preparatory school, he died in Hereford.[1]

His father, Edward Baily, played first-class cricket for Cambridge University and Middlesex.

On leaving Cambridge, Baily joined the Sudan Political Service and served there 1909–32, including as governor of Kassala Province 1926–32.[3]


  1. ^ a b "Player Profile: Robert Baily". Cricket Archive. Retrieved 16 April 2014. 
  2. ^ "Teams Played For". Cricket Archive. Retrieved 16 April 2014. 
  3. ^ BAILY, Robert Edward Hartwell, Who Was Who, A & C Black, 1920–2015; online edn, Oxford University Press, 2014

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