Robert Turner King

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Robert Turner King (born 14 July 1824 at Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire; died 12 May 1884 at Bootle, Lancashire) was an English amateur cricketer who played first-class cricket from 1846 to 1851.

Robert Turner King was educated at Emmanuel College, Cambridge.[1] This fast-medium roundarm bowler was mainly associated with Cambridge University and Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC), where he made 45 known appearances in first-class matches.[2] He played for the Gentlemen in the Gentlemen v Players series. He was "far-famed for his wonderful catches as a fielder at 'point.'"[1]

King subsequently became a clergyman.[1]


  1. ^ a b c "King, Robert Turner (KN845RT)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge. 
  2. ^ CricketArchive. Retrieved on 17 November 2008.

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Further reading[edit]

  • H S Altham, A History of Cricket, Volume 1 (to 1914), George Allen & Unwin, 1962
  • Arthur Haygarth, Scores & Biographies, Volumes 1-11 (1744–1870), Lillywhite, 1862-72