Robert Bardsley

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Robert Bardsley
Personal information
Full name Robert Vickers Bardsley
Born (1890-06-28)28 June 1890
Prestwich, England
Died 26 July 1952(1952-07-26) (aged 62)
Pulborough, England
Batting Right-handed
Bowling Leg-break
Domestic team information
Years Team
1910–1913 Oxford University
1910–1913 Lancashire
1920 Lancashire
1920–1922 Free Foresters
First-class debut 30 May 1910 Oxford University v Worcestershire
Last First-class 10 June 1922 Free Foresters v Cambridge University
Career statistics
Competition First-class
Matches 31
Runs scored 964
Batting average 18.53
100s/50s 0/5
Top score 72
Balls bowled 579
Wickets 12
Bowling average 28.66
5 wickets in innings 0
10 wickets in match 0
Best bowling 3–15
Catches/stumpings 19/–
Source: CricketArchive, 30 November 2009

Robert Vickers Bardsley CMG OBE (28 June 1890 – 26 July 1952) was an English cricketer and colonial administrator.[1]

Biography[edit]

Born in Prestwich, Lancashire, Bardsley was educated at Shrewsbury School[2] and Merton College, Oxford.[3][4] He played a total of 31 first-class matches for Oxford University, Lancashire County Cricket Club and Free Foresters between 1910 and 1922.[5] He was awarded a Blue for cricket and played in the University Match against Cambridge in three seasons between 1911 and 1913.[6]

Bardsley went on to be Private Secretary to the Governor-General of Sudan[7] from 1924 to 1925 and then Governor of the Blue Nile Province[8] from 1928 to 1932.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Obituary: Mr. R. V. Bardsley". The Times. The Times Digital Archive. 28 July 1952. p. 9. 
  2. ^ "Players who have played for Shrewsbury School". www.cricketarchive.com. Retrieved 25 June 2013. 
  3. ^ Diploma students in Anthropology, University of Oxford 1907-1945
  4. ^ Levens, R.G.C., ed. (1964). Merton College Register 1900-1964. Oxford: Basil Blackwell. p. 70. 
  5. ^ "Player Profile: Robert Bardsley". www.cricketarchive.com. Retrieved 25 June 2013. 
  6. ^ "Players who have played for Oxford University". www.cricketarchive.com. Retrieved 25 June 2013. 
  7. ^ "No. 33027". The London Gazette. 6 March 1925. p. 1602. 
  8. ^ "No. 14928". The Edinburgh Gazette. 6 January 1933. p. 12. 
  9. ^ Obituaries in 1952 Wisden's Almanack 1953