Christopher Hirst

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Christopher Hirst
Personal information
Full nameChristopher Halliwell Hirst
Born (1947-05-27) 27 May 1947 (age 72)
Odsal, Bradford, Yorkshire, England
BowlingRight-arm off break
Domestic team information
1967Cambridge University
Career statistics
Competition First-class
Matches 1
Runs scored 8
Batting average 8.00
100s/50s –/–
Top score 6*
Balls bowled
Bowling average
5 wickets in innings
10 wickets in match
Best bowling
Catches/stumpings –/–
Source: Cricinfo, 26 May 2011

Christopher Halliwell Hirst (born 27 May 1947) is a former English cricketer and educator. Hirst was a right-handed batsman who bowled right-arm off break. He was born in Odsal, Bradford, Yorkshire.

Hirst attended Trinity Hall, Cambridge.[1] While attending Trinity Hall, Hirst made his only first-class appearance for Cambridge University against Middlesex.[2] In the University first-innings, he scored 2 runs before being dismissed by David Ling. In their second-innings, he remained unbeaten on 6 at the close of the match, which ended in a draw.[3] 1967 also saw his debut for Buckinghamshire in the Minor Counties Championship against Hertfordshire. He played Minor counties cricket for Buckinghamshire from 1967 to 1968, which included 14 matches.[4]

Outside of cricket, Hirst trained as an executive for the Bank of London and South America, with his work taking him to Chile. He later embarked on a teaching career. He was assistant master at Radley College from 1972 to 1985, before becoming headmaster at Kelly College in Devon, a position he held from 1985 to 1995. From 1995 to 2010, he was the headmaster of Sedbergh School in Cumbria.[5]


  1. ^ "Burke's Peerage and Gentry". Retrieved 26 May 2011.
  2. ^ "First-Class Matches played by Christopher Hirst". CricketArchive. Retrieved 26 May 2011.
  3. ^ "Cambridge University v Middlesex, 1967". CricketArchive. Retrieved 26 May 2011.
  4. ^ "Minor Counties Championship Matches played by Christopher Hirst". CricketArchive. Retrieved 26 May 2011.
  5. ^ "Christopher Hirst, Esq's Biography". Retrieved 26 May 2011.

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