Giles Baring

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Giles Baring
Personal information
Full name Amyas Evelyn Giles Baring
Born (1910-01-21)21 January 1910
Roehampton, London, England
Died 29 August 1986(1986-08-29) (aged 76)
Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland, England
Batting Right-handed
Bowling Right-arm fast
Relations Guy Baring (Father), Rachel Ward (Granddaughter), Tracy Louise Ward (Granddaughter)
Domestic team information
Years Team
1935 and 1946 Marylebone Cricket Club
1930–1939 Hampshire
1930–1931 Cambridge University
Career statistics
Competition FC
Matches 70
Runs scored 664
Batting average 8.73
100s/50s –/–
Top score 46
Balls bowled 10,671
Wickets 197
Bowling average 28.46
5 wickets in innings 10
10 wickets in match 2
Best bowling 9/26
Catches/stumpings 29/–
Source: Cricinfo, 23 January 2010

Amyas Evelyn Giles Baring (1910–1986), known as Giles Baring, was an English first-class cricketer between the years 1930 and 1946.


A member of the Baring family of Barings Bank, Giles Baring was born Roehampton, London, 21 January 1910 the third son of Lt-Colonel the Hon. Guy Victor Baring, MP, Coldstream Guards, (1873–1916), himself the son of Alexander Baring, 4th Baron Ashburton (1835–1889), and Olive Althea Smith (1887–1964).[1][2] Giles Baring's father, Colonel Guy Baring, was Member of Parliament for Winchester from 1906 until his death in action in the First World War on 15 September 1916, leaving six children.[1]


Baring was educated at West Downs School, Winchester, Gresham's School, Holt, and Magdalene College, Cambridge.[1]


He represented Cambridge University in 1930 and 1931 and Hampshire between 1930 and 1939. Apart from more than fifty regular county championship games, he played in the Cambridge University v New Zealanders match of 3 June 1931, for the Gentlemen in the Gentlemen v Players matches of 2 September 1931 and 11 July 1934, for Hampshire in Hampshire v West Indians on 24 May 1933, for Hampshire in Hampshire v Australians on 23 May 1934, for Hampshire in Hampshire v South Africans on 22 May 1935, for Hampshire in Hampshire v Australians on 25 May 1938, and for H. D. G. Leveson Gower's XI v Australian Services on 7 July 1945.

He played for Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) between 1935 and 1946, and his last first-class game was in the MCC v Cambridge University match on 29 June 1946.

Baring was a right-arm fast bowler and also a right-hand batsman. As a bowler, he took 197 wickets for 5,607 runs, an average of 28.46. As a batsman, he played 103 first-class innings, was not out 27 times and was never stumped. His average as a batsman was 8.73. A good all-rounder, he was also able to ride a unicycle.


He married firstly, on 25 May 1935, Mona Montgomerie Mullins, the daughter of Colonel Willoughby Brooking Mullins of Ambersham House, Midhurst, Sussex,[1] and they had one daughter, Claire Leonora Baring, born 29 February 1936, who was married to (and then divorced from) the Hon. Peter Alistair Ward (a son of the 3rd Earl of Dudley).[3] Claire Baring then lived with the late Lord Lambton (d. 30 December 2006) at Villa Cetinale in Italy until his death, but they never married.[4][5][6]

Baring was divorced in 1949 and married secondly Peggy Michell Gaskell, the daughter of Vice-Admiral Sir Arthur Gaskell, on 23 May 1949, but they had no children.[1] Baring died at Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland, on 29 August 1986.

By his daughter, Baring had three grandchildren, the actress Rachel Ward (born 1957), the actress and environmentalist Tracy Worcester (born 1958), and Alexander Evelyn Giles Ward (born 1961), a business man.[3]


  1. ^ a b c d e Lundy, Darryl. "Giles Baring". The Peerage. [unreliable source] (accessed 14 October 2007)
  2. ^ Burke's Peerage and Baronetage, 106th edition (1999), volume 1, page 120
  3. ^ a b Lundy, Darryl. "Claire Leonora Baring". The Peerage. [unreliable source] (accessed 14 October 2007)
  4. ^ Anonymous. Lord Lambton (obituary). The Times 2 January 2007. [1]. Retrieved 7 August 2007.
  5. ^ Edward Pearce. "Obituary: Lord Lambton" The Guardian 2 January 2007.[2] Retrieved 7 August 2007. Note that Claire Ward is called Clare Ward here.
  6. ^ Richard Kay. "Viscount Lambton's lover loses her palace" Daily Mail 30 July 2007.[3] Retrieved 7 August 2007.

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