Robert Airey

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Robert Airey
Personal information
Full name Robert Berkeley Airey
Born (1874-09-21)21 September 1874
Southminster, Essex, England
Died 23 June 1933(1933-06-23) (aged 58)
Westminster, London, England
Batting style Right-handed
Domestic team information
Years Team
1911 Hampshire
Career statistics
Competition FC
Matches 3
Runs scored 52
Batting average 10.40
100s/50s –/–
Top score 30
Balls bowled
Wickets
Bowling average
5 wickets in innings
10 wickets in match
Best bowling
Catches/stumpings 2/–
Source: Cricinfo, 10 May 2010

Colonel Robert Berkeley Airey CMG DSO (21 September 1874 – 23 June 1933) was an English cricketer and British Army officer. He was a right-handed batsman who played first-class cricket for Hampshire during the 1911 season. He was born in Southminster and died in Westminster Pier.

Airey played just three matches for the Hampshire first-team, scoring 30 runs in his debut first-class innings, his single best score in any first-class match. He played in the return fixture just two weeks later, but failed to make much of an impact with the bat, scoring a duck in his first innings.

His final first-class game, at the end of the month, saw him dismissed for a duck in the one and only innings in which he played.

Airey attended the Royal Military College, Sandhurst and joined the South Wales Borderers in 1895, and transferred to the Army Service Corps in 1899. He worked with the Egyptian Army from 1902 to 1907.[1] For his service in the First World War, he was invested as a Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George (for operations in France and Flanders) (1918) and earning the Distinguished Service Order (1916).[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Who's Who: Men and Women of the Time. 1926. p. 24. Retrieved 1 February 2016. 
  2. ^ The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 30716. p. 6453. 3 June 1918.

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