Freddie Calthorpe

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The Honourable Freddie Calthorpe
Cricket information
Batting style Right-handed batsman (RHB)
Bowling style Right-arm medium
International information
National side
Career statistics
Competition Tests First-class
Matches 4 369
Runs scored 129 12596
Batting average 18.42 24.03
100s/50s 0/0 13/55
Top score 49 209
Balls bowled 204 50786
Wickets 1 782
Bowling average 91.00 29.91
5 wickets in innings 0 18
10 wickets in match 0 0
Best bowling 1/38 6/17
Catches/stumpings 3/0 217/0
Source: [1]

Frederick ("Freddie") Somerset Gough Calthorpe (27 May 1892 – 19 November 1935), styled The Honourable from 1912, was an English cricketer.

Born in London, Calthorpe ("pronounced with the first syllable rhyming with 'tall' and not with 'shall'")[1] 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.[2]

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.

He died of cancer[3] in Worplesdon, Surrey.

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.[4]


  1. ^ Rowland Ryder, Cricket Calling, Faber & Faber, London, 1995, p. 113.
  2. ^ CALTHORPE, Hon. Frederick Somerset Gough-, Who Was Who, A & C Black, 1920–2016 (online edition, Oxford University Press, 2014, accessed 12 Nov 2016)
  3. ^ Ryder, p. 114.
  4. ^ "Henry Blofeld: Nephew of an England captain?". CricketCountry. Retrieved 30 November 2014. 

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Jack White
English national cricket captain
Harold Gilligan

Succeeded by
Percy Chapman
Preceded by
George Stephens
Warwickshire County Cricket Captain
Succeeded by
Bob Wyatt