Stanley Amor

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Stanley Amor
SL Amor, Somerset cricketer.jpg
Personal information
Full name Stanley Long Amor
Born (1887-07-22)22 July 1887
Bath, England
Died 7 August 1965(1965-08-07) (aged 78)
Bath, England
Batting style Right-hand batsman
Role Wicketkeeper
Domestic team information
Years Team
1908-30 Somerset
First-class debut 11 May 1908 Somerset v Lancashire
Last First-class 11 July 1930 Somerset v Yorkshire
Career statistics
Competition FC
Matches 29
Runs scored 220
Batting average 7.09
100s/50s -/-
Top score 21
Balls bowled 0
Wickets 0
Bowling average -
5 wickets in innings -
10 wickets in match -
Best bowling -
Catches/stumpings 27/24
Source: [1], 9 August 2008

Stanley Long Amor, born at Bath, Somerset on 22 July 1887 and died at Bath on 7 August 1965, played first-class cricket for Somerset irregularly for a period of more than 20 years.

A tail-end batsman and wicketkeeper, Amor played exactly half of his 26 first-class matches for Somerset in games at Bath, and his first-class career never took him further north than Worcester, though that visit brought him his highest first-class score of 21.[1][2]

Primarily, Amor was a club cricketer, acting as captain and wicketkeeper for Bath Cricket Club from 1914 to 1950, and president and chairman after that.[3] That he might have made the grade at a higher level of cricket is suggested by the fact that, in the 1922 and 1923 seasons, he figured in late-season festival cricket at Eastbourne and Hastings, playing for South v North, for the Royal Air Force (Ex-Service) side against the Rest of England, and for The Rest against Lord Cowdray's XI, alongside notable cricketing names such as Jack Hobbs, Frank Woolley, Percy Fender and the Gilligans.[4][5][6]

He was awarded the OBE.


  1. ^ "First-class Matches played by Stanley Amor". Retrieved 2008-08-15. 
  2. ^ "Worcestershire v Somerset". Retrieved 2008-08-09. 
  3. ^ Gavin Turner. A Century at Bath (2000 ed.). Broadcast Books. p. 65. ISBN 1-874092-92-3. 
  4. ^ "South v North". Retrieved 2008-08-15. 
  5. ^ "Royal Air Force v The Rest". Retrieved 2008-08-15. 
  6. ^ "Lord Cowdray's XI v The Rest". Retrieved 2008-08-15. 

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