Lord Charles Hervey

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Lord Charles Amelius Hervey (1 November 1814 – 11 April 1880) was the fifth son of Frederick Hervey, 1st Marquess of Bristol, an English clergyman and a first-class cricketer who played in a single match for Cambridge University.[1] His place of birth is not known in cricket and other directories, but the 1871 census return indicates he was born in London; he died at Great Chesterford, Essex.

Cricket career[edit]

Hervey played in the 1835 match between Cambridge University and the Marylebone Cricket Club which has been recognised as first-class: he batted in the lower order and failed to score in either innings, and there is no record that he bowled or took a wicket, though the match scorecard is incomplete.[2]

Career outside cricket[edit]

Hervey was educated at Eton College and Trinity College, Cambridge.[3] On graduation, he was ordained as a Church of England priest and from 1839 to his death in 1880 he was the rector of Great and Little Chesterford, Essex.


  1. ^ "Charles Hervey". www.cricketarchive.com. Retrieved 8 June 2014. 
  2. ^ "Scorecard: Marylebone Cricket Club v Cambridge University". www.cricketarchive.com. 24 July 1835. Retrieved 9 June 2014. 
  3. ^ J. Venn and J. A. Venn. "Alumni Cantabrigienses: Lord Charles Hervey". www.archive.org/Cambridge University Press. p. 343. Retrieved 9 June 2014.