Hubert Martineau

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Hubert Martineau
Personal information
Full name Hubert Melville Martineau
Born (1891-10-24)24 October 1891
Westminster, London, England
Died 11 September 1976(1976-09-11) (aged 84)
Westminster, London, England
Batting style Right-handed
Bowling style Left-arm orthodox spin
Domestic team information
Years Team
1931-1932 HDG Leveson-Gower's XI
First-class debut 27 June 1931 HDG Leveson-Gower's XI v Oxford University
Last First-class 29 June 1932 HDG Leveson-Gower's XI v Oxford University
Career statistics
Competition First-class
Matches 3
Runs scored 44
Batting average 11.00
100s/50s 0/0
Top score 19*
Balls bowled 126
Wickets 0
Bowling average -
5 wickets in innings 0
10 wickets in match 0
Best bowling 0/1
Catches/stumpings 0/0
Source: CricketArchive, 12 April 2008

Hubert Melville Martineau (24 October 1891 – 11 September 1976)[1] was an English patron of cricket and organiser of his own team.[2] He also played three first-class matches between 1931 and 1932. When he played, he was a right-handed batsman and left-arm orthodox spin bowler.[3]


Born in Westminster in 1891,[3] the son of Philip Martineau,[4] Hubert Martineau was educated at Eton, though he did not play for the school's cricket team. He did however develop a great love of the game.[2]

Club cricket of a high standard was played at his private ground near Maidenhead between 1923 and 1939, and four national sides touring England began their tours playing against his personal XI; Australia in 1926, New Zealand in 1927, the West Indies in 1928 and India in 1932.[2] Martineau himself played in all those matches with the exception of the 1926 match against Australia.[5]

In 1927, he went on a tour of Egypt with the Free Foresters, playing two matches against the national side.[5] He took his own team to the country each year between 1929 and 1939,[2] and Martineau played in each match.[5]

He played three first-class matches in the early 1930s, for HDG Leveson-Gower's XI. He played against Oxford University in 1931 and against Cambridge and Oxford University in 1932.[6] He died in Westminster in 1976.[3]