K.S.Dupleepsinhji Sussex CCC

K.S. Duleepsinhji, nephew of K.S. Ranjitsinhji, was a right-hand batsman, occasional leg-break bowler and good slip fielder who played 119 matches between 1924 and 1932.

He scored 9,178 runs including 35 centuries at an average of 51.56 achieving 1,000 runs in a season 5 times and reaching 2,000 runs twice. He scored a century in each innings twice and was at his best between 1929 and 1931. His highest score was in 1930 against Northamptonshire at Hove when he made 333 in a day which still stands as the highest individual score for Sussex.

He won his blue at Cambridge University in 1925, 1926 and 1928 and captained Sussex in 1931 and 1932 when they finished 4th and 2nd in the Championship.

He played in 12 Test Matches for England and like his uncle K.S. Ranjitsinhji scored a century in his first Test Match against Australia. His short career came to an end, due to ill health, near the end of the 1932 season when Sussex were chasing Yorkshire hard for the title.

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