C.B.Fry Sussex CCC

Charles Fry was an outstanding right-hand opening batsman and right-arm fast medium bowler who played 236 matches between 1894 and 1908 and also 26 Test Matches from 1895-96 to 1912.

He captained England in home Tests but declined invitations to tour Australia. He scored 20,626 runs at an average of 56.82 including 68 centuries and took 86 wickets at 31.56 runs each including 5 wickets in an innings three times and 10 wickets in a match once.

He scored 1,000 runs in a season nine times and continued to 2,000 runs on four occasions. He scored a century in each innings of a match four times and he made 13 double centuries. In 1901 he scored 13 first- class centuries including six in successive innings. He captained Sussex from 1904 to 1908.

A triple blue at Oxford University for cricket, soccer and athletics and but for injury he would have won a blue for rugby. He played soccer for England in 1901 and in the 1902 F.A. Cup Final, for Southampton. He also held the World Long Jump record.

He was a noted writer on cricket and other sports.

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