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|Bowling style||Right-arm medium|
Born in London, Calthorpe ("pronounced with the first syllable rhyming with 'tall' and not with 'shall'") was a member of the Gough-Calthorpe family, the son of Somerset Frederick Gough-Calthorpe, who inherited the title of 8th Baron Calthorpe in 1912. Freddie Calthorpe was educated at Repton and Jesus College, Cambridge.
Calthorpe played cricket for Sussex, Cambridge University, Warwickshire and England. He captained England in his only four Test matches: on the first ever Test tour of the West Indies in 1929-30, which was drawn 1–1. This tour was played simultaneously to another England Test tour to New Zealand, where England were captained by Harold Gilligan.
His first-class career extended from 1911 to 1935. He captained Warwickshire from 1920 to 1929, and also led a strong MCC team on a tour of the West Indies in 1925-26.
Calthorpe is distantly related to the cricket commentator Henry Blofeld, and more closely to the England captain H. D. G. Leveson Gower and the early cricket patron John Sackville, 3rd Duke of Dorset.
- Rowland Ryder, Cricket Calling, Faber & Faber, London, 1995, p. 113.
- CALTHORPE, Hon. Frederick Somerset Gough-, Who Was Who, A & C Black, 1920–2016 (online edition, Oxford University Press, 2014, accessed 12 Nov 2016)
- Ryder, p. 114.
- "Henry Blofeld: Nephew of an England captain?". CricketCountry. Retrieved 30 November 2014.
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