Gerald Barry (British Army officer)

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Gerald Barry
Personal information
Full name Gerald Barry
Born (1896-12-18)18 December 1896
Westminster, London
Died 21 February 1977(1977-02-21) (aged 80)
Great Witchingham, Norfolk
Bowling style Fast-medium bowler
Role Nobody
Domestic team information
Years Team
1922 Combined Services
First class debut 10 May 1922 Combined Services v Essex
Last First class 10 May 1922 Combined Services v Essex
Career statistics
Competition First-class
Matches 1
Runs scored 2
Batting average 1.00
100s/50s 0/0
Top score 2
Balls bowled 132
Wickets 0
Bowling average >68
5 wickets in innings 0
10 wickets in match 0
Best bowling 0–11
Catches/stumpings 0/0
Source: CricketArchive

Gerald Barry MC (18 December 1896 – 21 February 1977) was a career officer in the British Army who played in one first-class cricket match for the Combined Services against Essex.

In the match, played at Leyton in May 1922, Barry batted at No 10 in the Services team's two innings and scored only two runs, and opened the bowling in each Essex innings without taking a wicket.[1] He did not play first-class cricket again.

Barry was educated at Eton College, from which he joined the Coldstream Guards in the First World War. He was awarded the Military Cross. He later rose to the tank of lieutenant colonel in the Black Watch. During the Second World War, his postings included deputy military secretary of the Eastern Army in India.[2]

Barry married Lady Margaret Pleydell-Bouverie, daughter of Jacob Pleydell-Bouverie, 6th Earl of Radnor in 1923. They had five daughters and one son. His brother-in-law was Nigel Capel-Cure, who also played one first-class cricket match.