Charles Grace

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Charles Grace
Personal information
Full nameCharles Butler Grace
Born(1882-03-26)26 March 1882
Bristol, England
Died6 June 1938(1938-06-06) (aged 56)
Bexhill-on-Sea, Sussex, England
Battingright-handed batsman
Bowlingright-arm lob
RelationsW. G. Grace (father), E. M. Grace, Fred Grace (uncles), W. G. Grace junior (brother)
Domestic team information
1900London County
1906W. G. Grace's XI
Career statistics
Competition First-class
Matches 4
Runs scored 42
Batting average 8.40
100s/50s 0/0
Top score 35
Balls bowled 166
Wickets 3
Bowling average 30.66
5 wickets in innings 1
10 wickets in match 0
Best bowling 3/62
Catches/stumpings 3/–
Source: CricketArchive, 10 July 2011

Dr Charles Butler Grace (26 March 1882 – 6 June 1938) was an English first-class cricketer who was the third-born son of W. G. Grace, considered one of the greatest cricketers of all time. He was named after Charles Butler, a Tasmanian cricketer with whom W. G. Grace had stayed in 1873-74 and who became a friend.[1]

He attended Clifton College,[2] playing for the school's first eleven cricket team in 1898–99.[3] He played four first-class matches for London County in 1900 and W. G. Grace's XI in 1906. Grace was an exponent of lob bowling, and continued this practice well after it had become uncommon in first-class matches.[4] His matches for London County were played alongside his father and brother, W. G. Grace junior. He also participated in his father's last cricket match, for Eltham against Grove Park in July 1914, scoring four runs opening the batting.[5] He died in Sussex in 1938.


  1. ^ Roger Page. A History of Tasmanian Cricket (1957 ed.). L. G. Shea, Government Printer, Hobart. p. 46.
  2. ^ "Clifton College Register" Muirhead, J.A.O. p202: Bristol; J.W Arrowsmith for Old Cliftonian Society; April, 1948
  3. ^ Other matches played by Charles Grace[permanent dead link] - CricketArchive. Retrieved 10 July 2011.
  4. ^ Cricket History at Wadhurst Archived 26 March 2012 at the Wayback Machine - Retrieved 10 July 2011.
  5. ^ Image: The scorecard for WG Grace's last innings - ESPNCricinfo. Retrieved 10 July 2011.