Nigel Capel-Cure

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Nigel Capel Cure
Personal information
Full name George Nigel Capel Cure
Born (1908-09-28)28 September 1908
Kensington, London, England
Died 8 August 2004(2004-08-08) (aged 95)
Harlow, Essex, England
Batting Left-handed
Bowling Leg-break
Domestic team information
Years Team
1929 Essex
Career statistics
Competition First-class
Matches 1
Runs scored 6
Batting average 3.00
100s/50s –/–
Top score 6
Balls bowled 66
Wickets 2
Bowling average 29.00
5 wickets in innings
10 wickets in match
Best bowling 2/58
Catches/stumpings –/–
Source: CricketArchive, 1 March 2012

George Nigel Capel-Cure JP DL TD (28 September 1908 – 8 August 2004[1]) was an English cricketer.[2] He was a left-handed batsman and leg-break bowler who played a single game in his entire career for Essex during the 1929 season.

Capel Cure was born in Kensington.[2] He was educated at Eton College[1] and Trinity College, Cambridge[1]

Capel Cure played just one game for Essex, in the 1929 season, of a drawn match against his alma mater Cambridge University.[3] Batting at number four,[3] Capel Cure was trapped leg-before wicket by Trevil Morgan in his first innings for a duck,[3] and scored just six runs in the second innings before being caught and bowled by Gordon Chandler.[3]

Bowling, he took 2–58 in the Essex first innings;[3] his wickets were of Tom Killick[3] (lbw, but only after he'd scored a double century) and George Kemp-Welch[3] (also lbw) in the Cambridge 1st innings. Cambridge did not complete their 2nd innings.[3]

Capel Cure's brother-in-law was Gerald Barry,[2] who played one first-class match for the Combined Services in 1922.[4]

Capel Cure was a landowner in Shropshire and Essex. He received the Territorial Decoration.[1] He was High Sheriff of Essex in 1951–52[1] and deputy lord-lieutenant of the county from 1958 to 1978.[1] He lived at Blake Hall, near Ongar.[1] He died in Harlow.[2]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g ‘CAPEL CURE, (George) Nigel’, Who Was Who, A & C Black, 1920–2008; online edn, Oxford University Press, Dec 2007 accessed 2 March 2012
  2. ^ a b c d
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h
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