|Full name||Robert Berkeley Airey|
21 September 1874|
Southminster, Essex, England
|Died||23 June 1933
Westminster, London, England
|Domestic team information|
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. 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).
- Robert Airey at Cricket Archive