Rodney Palmer

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Rodney Palmer
Personal information
Full name Rodney Howell Palmer
Born (1907-11-24)24 November 1907
Sherfield-on-Loddon, Hampshire, England
Died 24 April 1987(1987-04-24) (aged 79)
Newbury, Berkshire, England
Batting style Right-handed
Bowling style Right-arm fast
Role Bowler
Domestic team information
Years Team
1930-1933 Hampshire
1929 Cambridge University
First-class debut 22 May 1929 Cambridge University v Essex
Last First-class 5 August 1933 Hampshire v Kent
Career statistics
Competition First-class
Matches 4
Runs scored 0
Batting average 0
100s/50s 0/0
Top score 0
Balls bowled 554
Wickets 9
Bowling average 32.44
5 wickets in innings 1
10 wickets in match 0
Best bowling 5/93
Catches/stumpings 1/0
Source: CricketArchive, 17 May 2008

Rodney Howell Palmer (24 November 1907 – 24 April 1987) was an English cricketer.[1] A right-handed batsman and right-arm fast bowler, he played for Hampshire County Cricket Club between 1930 and 1933.[2] He also played first-class cricket for Cambridge University and minor counties cricket for Berkshire in addition to representing the Egypt national cricket team.[3]


Born in Sherfield-on-Loddon, Hampshire in 1907,[2] Rodney Palmer's cricket career started with Berkshire, who he played for in the Minor Counties Championship in 1928 and 1929.[3] He made his first-class debut for Cambridge University against Essex in the 1929 English cricket season.[4]

He made his debut for Hampshire the following season, playing a County Championship match against Kent in Southampton. He returned to the Hampshire side for two County Championship matches against Yorkshire and Kent in the 1933 season but did not play first-class cricket again.[2] He failed to score a single run during his four first-class matches.[2]

He played six matches for the Egyptian national side against HM Martineau's XI between 1932 and 1936.[5] He died in Berkshire in 1987 aged 79.[2]