Charles Crosse

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Charles Crosse
Full name Charles William Crosse
Date of birth 13 June 1854
Place of birth Bushey, Hertfordshire
Date of death 28 May 1905(1905-05-28) (aged 50)
Place of death Paris, France
Rugby union career
Position(s) Forward
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
1874–1875 England 2 (0)

Charles William Crosse (13 June 1854 – 28 May 1905) was an English sportsman who played international rugby union for England and first-class cricket.

Crosse was capped twice for England, first against Scotland in 1874 and the other against Ireland a year later, both times as a forward.[1][2]

In 1875, Crosse played a first-class cricket match for Oxford University. A right handed top order batsman, he made just five and eight in the only two innings of his first-class career.[3] He also represented Scotland at cricket, playing a match against Yorkshire in 1878.[4] Previously, he had played cricket while at Rugby School before going up to Trinity College, Oxford.[5]


  1. ^ "England 1G – 0G Scotland (FT)". ESPN Scrum. 
  2. ^ "England 2G – 0G Ireland (FT)". ESPN Scrum. 
  3. ^ "Oxford University v Marylebone Cricket Club". CricketArchive. 
  4. ^ "Yorkshire in Scotland 1878". CricketArchive. 
  5. ^ Charles Crosse at CricketArchive (subscription required)