Cambridge University cricketers

Posted May 24, 2011
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  1. C. Aubrey Smith

    C. Aubrey Smith


    Sir Charles Aubrey Smith CBE (21 July 1863 – 20 December 1948), known to film-goers as C. Aubrey Smith, was an England Test cricketer who became a stage and film actor, acquiring a niche as the officer-and-gentleman type, as in the first sound version of The Prisoner of Zenda (1937). In Hollywood, he organised English actors into a cricket team, playing formal matches that much intrigued local spectators.

  2. Rob Andrew

    Rob Andrew


    Christopher Robert "Rob" Andrew MBE (born 18 February 1963 in Richmond, Yorkshire), nicknamed "Squeaky", is a former English rugby union footballer and currently Professional Rugby Director at the RFU. He was formerly the Director of Rugby of Newcastle Falcons. As a player, Andrew was assured in his kicking and defensive skills off both feet. Andrew also had a brief career in first-class cricket.

  3. Max Woosnam

    Max Woosnam


    Maxwell "Max" Woosnam (6 September 1892 – 14 July 1965) was an English sportsman who is sometimes referred to as the 'Greatest British sportsman' in recognition of his achievements.

  4. Peter Roebuck

    Peter Roebuck


    Peter Michael Roebuck (6 March 1956 – 12 November 2011) was an English cricketer who achieved later renown as an Australian newspaper columnist and radio commentator. A consistent county performer with over 25,000 runs, and "one of the better English openers of the 1980s", Roebuck captained the English county side Somerset between 1986 and 1988. During 1989, Roebuck also captained an England XI one-day cricket team in two matches. His post-playing career as an erudite writer earned him great acclaim as a journalist with the Sunday Times and later as an author. Roebuck committed suicide in Cape Town, South Africa, on 12 November 2011 after being asked by police to answer questions about an allegation of sexual assault.

  5. Jack Meyer (educator and cricketer)

    Jack Meyer (educator and cricketer)


    Rollo John Oliver Meyer (15 March 1905 – 9 March 1991), known generally as 'Jack', and at Millfield mainly as 'Boss', was an English educationalist who founded Millfield School (1935) and Millfield Preparatory School (1946) in Somerset; he was also an all-round sportsman who played cricket at first-class level in both England and in India. He died in Bristol on 9 March 1991.

  6. Majid Khan (cricketer)

    Majid Khan (cricketer)


    Majid Jahangir Khan (Urdu: ماجد جہانگیر خان‎) is a former cricketer, a former captain of the Pakistan cricket team and one of the most fearless opening batsman produced by Pakistan. Khan's first-class career spanned from 1961 to 1985. He played 63 Tests for Pakistan, scoring 3,931 runs and made 8 centuries, scored over 27,000 first-class runs and made 73 first-class centuries, with 128 fifties. Majid played his last test for Pakistan in January 1983 against India at Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore and his last One Day International (ODI) was in July 1982 against England at Old Trafford, Manchester.

  7. Trevor Bailey

    Trevor Bailey


    Trevor Edward Bailey CBE (3 December 1923 – 10 February 2011) was an England Test cricketer, cricket writer and broadcaster.

  8. A. David Buckingham

    A. David Buckingham


    Amyand "David" Buckingham, CBE, FRS, FAA (born 28 January 1930 in Pymble, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia) is a chemist, with primary expertise in chemical physics. He is currently Emeritus Professor of Chemistry at the University of Cambridge, United Kingdom and Emeritus Fellow at Pembroke College, Cambridge. He obtained a Bachelor of Science and Master of Science, under Professor Raymond Le Fevre, from the University of Sydney and a Ph.D. from the University of Cambridge supervised by John Pople. He was an 1851 Exhibition Senior Student in the Physical Chemistry Laboratory at the University of Oxford from 1955–57, Lecturer and then Student (Fellow) at Christ Church, Oxford from 1955–65 and University Lecturer in the Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory from 1958 - 65. He was Professor of Theoretical Chemistry at the University of Bristol from 1965 - 69. He was appointed Professor of Chemistry at the University of Cambridge in 1969.

  9. Mike Brearley

    Mike Brearley


    John Michael "Mike" Brearley OBE (born 28 April 1942) is a retired English first-class cricketer who captained Cambridge University, Middlesex, and England. He captained the international side in 31 of his 39 Test matches, winning 17 and losing only 4. He was the President of the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) in 2007–08. Since his retirement from professional cricket he has pursued a career as a writer and psychoanalyst, serving as President of the British Psychoanalytical Society 2008–10.

  10. Richard Hutton (cricketer)

    Richard Hutton (cricketer)


    Richard Anthony Hutton (born 6 September 1942) is a former English cricketer, who played in five Tests for England in 1971. A right-handed batsman and right-arm seam bowler, Hutton's bowling was probably his stronger discipline, but he was considered an all-rounder. He played first-class cricket for Yorkshire.

  11. Ouvry Lindfield Roberts

    Ouvry Lindfield Roberts


    General Sir Ouvry Lindfield Roberts GCB KBE DSO (3 April 1898 – 16 March 1986) was an officer in the British Army and the British Indian Army during World War I and World War II.

  12. Charles Lyttelton, 8th Viscount Cobham

    Charles Lyttelton, 8th Viscount Cobham


    Charles George Lyttelton, 8th Viscount Cobham (27 October 1842 – 9 June 1922), known as The Lord Lyttelton from 1876 to 1889, was a British peer from the Lyttelton family and Liberal Member of Parliament.

  13. Mike Atherton

    Mike Atherton


    Michael Andrew Atherton OBE (born 23 March 1968) is a broadcaster, journalist and retired England international cricketer. A right-handed opening batsman for Lancashire and England, and occasional leg-break bowler, he achieved the captaincy of England at the age of 25 and led the side in a record 54 Test matches. Known for his stubborn resistance during an era of hostile fast bowling, Atherton was described in 2001 as a determined defensive opener who made "batting look like trench warfare" and he had several famed bouts with bowlers including South Africa's Allan Donald and Australia's Glenn McGrath. Atherton often played the anchor role at a time when England batting performances lacked consistency and the side's overseas results were mediocre.

  14. Zoheb Sharif

    Zoheb Sharif


    Zoheb Sharif (born 22 February 1983) is an English cricketer. He is a left-handed batsman and a leg-break bowler.

  15. Frank Mitchell

    Frank Mitchell


    Frank Mitchell (13 August 1872 – 11 October 1935) was a cricketer and rugby union player.

  16. Adrian Shankar

    Adrian Shankar


    Adrian Anton Shankar (born 7 May 1982) is an English cricketer. Shankar is a right-handed batsman and occasional off-spin bowler. He was born at Ascot, Berkshire and educated at Bedford School during his childhood. Spending the majority of his career on the fringes of county cricket, Shankar became embroiled in controversy in 2011 when he was released by Worcestershire County Cricket Club, having been discovered to have lied about his age and achievements in order to gain a professional contract.

  17. Henry Strutt, 2nd Baron Belper

    Henry Strutt, 2nd Baron Belper


    Henry Strutt, 2nd Baron Belper PC, JP, DL (20 May 1840 – 26 July 1914), styled The Honourable Henry Strutt between 1856 and 1880, was a British businessman, courtier and politician. Initially a Liberal, he left the party over Irish Home Rule and later held office as Captain of the Honourable Corps of Gentlemen-at-Arms from 1895 to 1905 in the Unionist administrations headed by Lord Salisbury and Arthur Balfour.

  18. Graham Doggart

    Graham Doggart


    Alexander Graham Doggart, JP (2 June 1897 - 7 June 1963) was an English administrator, cricketer, footballer and magistrate.

  19. Tony Palladino

    Tony Palladino


    Antonio Paul Palladino, or more commonly known as Tony Palladino, (born 29 June 1983 in Tower Hamlets, London) is an English cricketer. He is a right-handed batsman and a right-arm medium-pace bowler. He currently plays for Derbyshire after being released by Essex at the end of the 2010 season

  20. Swaranjit Singh

    Swaranjit Singh


    Swaranjit Singh (born 18 July 1932 in Amritsar) is a former Indian first class cricketer. He was a left-handed batsman who played with Eastern Punjab in India as well as Warwickshire in England during the 1950s.

  21. David Acfield

    David Acfield


    David Laurence Acfield (b.24 July 1947, Chelmsford, Essex) was a First Class and List A cricketer and champion fencer from England. He was part of the successful Essex team of the late 1970s and early 1980s and formed a famous county spin partnership with Ray East. He was a right arm off break bowler and right hand tail end batsman. He played for Cambridge University from 1966 to 1968 and Essex from 1966 to 1986. He also appeared for MCC in 1973/74 and 1974. He was awarded his Essex cap in 1970 and had his Essex benefit season in 1981.

  22. T. C. Worsley

    T. C. Worsley


    Thomas Cuthbert Worsley (1907–1977), who wrote as T. C. Worsley, was a British teacher, writer, editor, and theatre and television critic. He is best remembered for his autobiographical Flannelled Fool: A Slice of a Life in the Thirties.

  23. Colin Stansfield Smith

    Colin Stansfield Smith


    Professor Sir Colin Stansfield Smith CBE (1 October 1932 - 18 June 2013) was a British architect and academic. He played over 100 games of first-class cricket in the 1950s.

  24. R. Cunliffe Gosling

    R. Cunliffe Gosling


    Robert Cunliffe Gosling DL (15 June 1868 – 8 April 1922), was a Victorian-era footballer who played as a speedy inside forward for the renowned amateur clubs Old Etonians and the Corinthians. He captained the England team on one, possibly two, occasions (contemporary sources are inexact) and scored two goals.

  25. Victor Rothschild, 3rd Baron Rothschild

    Victor Rothschild, 3rd Baron Rothschild


    Nathaniel Mayer Victor Rothschild, 3rd Baron Rothschild, BtGBEGMFRS (31 October 1910 – 20 March 1990), was a biologist by training, a cricketer and a member of the prominent Rothschild family.

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