Robert Berkeley

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Robert Berkeley
Personal information
Full name Robert George Wilmot Berkeley
Born (1898-04-23)23 April 1898
Warley Place, Romford, Essex, England
Died 28 August 1969(1969-08-28) (aged 71)
Bristol, England
Batting style Right-handed
Career statistics
Competition FC
Matches 4
Runs scored 37
Batting average 5.28
100s/50s 0/0
Top score 16
Balls bowled 0
Wickets 0
Bowling average -
5 wickets in innings 0
10 wickets in match 0
Best bowling -
Catches/stumpings 0/0
Source: CricketArchive, 2 May 2009

Captain Robert George Wilmot Berkeley DL (23 April 1898 – 28 August 1969) was High Sheriff of Worcestershire in 1933, and Deputy Lieutenant of the county in 1952;[1] he also appeared four times in first-class cricket for Worcestershire County Cricket Club. He lived at Berkeley Castle and Spetchley Park.[1]

Life[edit]

Berkeley was educated at Downside and The Oratory School,[1] and served with the Westminster Dragoons in Palestine and on the Western Front in the First World War;[1] he also served in the Second World War,[2] and was promoted to captain while serving with the Royal Artillery.[1] In 1923 he was made deputy master of the Berkeley Hunt, and from 1928 until his death was joint master.[1]

Cricket[edit]

Berkeley played four first-class games for Worcestershire shortly after the First World War. Only one of these, against Northamptonshire in 1922, was in the County Championship.[3] He had very little success in any of his first-class matches, although he did score 138 in a minor game for Gentlemen of Worcestershire against Gentlemen of Suffolk in 1933.[4]

Family[edit]

In 1927 he married the Hon Myrtle Dormer, daughter of the 14th Baron Dormer; they had three children.[1]

Berkeley died in a nursing home in Bristol.[2]

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