Charles Fry

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Charles Fry
Personal information
Full name Charles Anthony Fry
Born (1940-01-14) 14 January 1940 (age 77)
Henley-in-Arden, Warwickshire, England
Batting style Right-handed
Bowling style Right-arm medium
Role Wicketkeeper
Relations Stephen Fry (Father), C B Fry (Grandfather)
Domestic team information
Years Team
1962 Northamptonshire
1960 Hampshire
1959–1961 Oxford University
Career statistics
Competition FC
Matches 50
Runs scored 1,952
Batting average 25.02
100s/50s 2/10
Top score 103*
Balls bowled 18
Bowling average
5 wickets in innings
10 wickets in match
Best bowling
Catches/stumpings 38/–
Source: Cricinfo, 25 September 2009

Charles Anthony Fry (born 14 January 1940) is an English former first-class cricketer and now a cricket administrator.[1] He is the grandson of the legendary C. B. Fry – his father Stephen Fry also played first-class cricket for Hampshire.

Charles Fry was educated at Repton School, where he was captain of cricket, and Trinity College, Oxford. He made his first-class debut for Oxford University in 1959 scoring 576 runs at an average of 26.18 including a maiden century against the Free Foresters, sharing an unbroken fifth-wicket partnership of 256 with Abbas Ali Baig which remains a first-class record for the fifth wicket for Oxford.[2] He won a Blue and subsequently played in two more Varsity matches as a middle-order batsman, in the second of which he stood in as wicket-keeper.

Fry played a handful of matches for Hampshire in the 1960 season in one of which he was twice bowled (for 14 and 1) in a match (versus Sussex) by one of his successors as President of the MCC Robin Marlar.[3] He did not appear for the County in their championship-winning season in 1961.

Fry appeared once for Northamptonshire in 1962 and a couple of times for the Free Foresters against his old University later in the 1960s. Fry has had a long association with the Marylebone Cricket Club whose President he became in 2003-04. He was widely praised for choosing Tom Graveney as his successor – the first time an ex-professional cricketer had held this office. Fry has held many other positions within the MCC, including chairman of the club itself and, most recently, chairman of the MCC Foundation.[4]


  1. ^ "Player Profile: Charles Fry". CricketArchive. Retrieved 7 March 2013. 
  2. ^ "Scorecard: Oxford University v Free Foresters". CricketArchive. 6 June 1959. Retrieved 7 March 2013. 
  3. ^ "Scorecard: Hampshire v Sussex". CricketArchive. 27 July 1960. Retrieved 7 March 2013. 
  4. ^ Who's who in the MCC Foundation Retrieved 7 February 2014.