Charles Spencer (cricketer)

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Charles Spencer
Personal information
Full name Charles Richard Spencer
Born (1903-06-21)21 June 1903
Llandough, Penarth, Vale of Glamorgan, Wales
Died 29 September 1941(1941-09-29) (aged 38)
Havant, Hampshire, England
Batting Right-handed
Role Wicketkeeper
Domestic team information
Years Team
1925 Glamorgan
1923–1924 Oxford University
Career statistics
Competition FC
Matches 4
Runs scored 46
Batting average 11.50
100s/50s –/–
Top score 17
Balls bowled
Wickets
Bowling average
5 wickets in innings
10 wickets in match
Best bowling
Catches/stumpings 1/1
Source: Cricinfo, 26 June 2010

Charles Richard Spencer (21 June 1903 – 29 September 1941) was a Welsh cricketer. Spencer was a right-handed batsman and wicketkeeper. He was born at Llandough, Penarth, Vale of Glamorgan.

While at Magdalen College, Oxford, Spencer made his first-class debut playing for Oxford University in 1923 against the touring West Indians. During that same season he played for the University against HDG Leveson-Gower's XI. His final appearance for the University came in 1924 against Middlesex.[1]

Spencer also represented Glamorgan in a single first-class match in 1925 against HDG Leveson-Gower's XI at St. Helen's. In his first-class career he scored 46 runs at a batting average of 11.50, with a high score of 17. Behind the stumps he took 1 catch and made 1 stumping.[2]

Following his brief cricketing career, he went on to teach at Stowe School, Buckinghamshire. Spencer died at Havant, Hampshire, on 29 September 1941 while serving with the Royal Marines.[3]

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