Rodney Rought-Rought

Country: England
Born: February 17, 1908, Brandon, Suffolk
Batting Style: Right hand Bat
Bowling Style: (Unknown Arm) Fast medium
Died: May 05, 1979, Fulham, London, (aged 71y 77d)

Rodney Rought-Rought Bio

Rodney Charles Rought-Rought was born in Norfolk, England on November 10, 1908. He was a talented cricketer who made a significant impact on the sport during his playing career. Known for his ability to make the ball lift sharply off a length, Rought-Rought established himself as a formidable bowler.

Rought-Rought’s cricketing journey began in the Minor County cricket scene, where he quickly gained recognition for his exceptional skills. In 1929, he topped the Norfolk bowling averages, having taken an impressive 59 wickets at an average of 12.94. This stellar performance caught the attention of selectors and earned him a place in the Cambridge University team.

While at Cambridge, Rought-Rought continued to showcase his bowling prowess. In only his second match, he dominated against Middlesex, taking an impressive seven for 36 in the first innings. This remarkable performance secured his position in the team and he went on to top the University averages in 1930 with 43 wickets at 18.93.

Unfortunately, Rought-Rought experienced a dip in form the following year and lost his place in the side. However, he showed great determination and bounced back in 1932, regaining his form and securing his position in the Cambridge team. Alongside his teammate Farnes, Rought-Rought formed a formidable bowling partnership that posed a significant threat to opposing teams.

Rought-Rought’s exceptional talent as a bowler was equally matched by his contribution with the bat. He showcased his versatility as an all-rounder, often making valuable contributions in the lower half of the order. This made him a valuable asset for both Cambridge University and Norfolk.

For 13 years, Rought-Rought represented Norfolk County and became one of the most successful cricketers in the team’s history. His admirable career saw him take a remarkable 462 wickets at an average of 15 runs each. His contribution to the team’s success cannot be understated, and he became a respected figure in the county cricket scene.

The Rought-Rought cricketing legacy extended beyond Rodney himself. His younger brother followed in his footsteps and obtained his Blue at Cambridge in 1937, continuing the family’s proud tradition within the sport.

Tragically, Rodney Charles Rought-Rought’s life was cut short when he died suddenly in London on May 5, due to an accident. He was 71 years old at the time of his death. Cricket fans worldwide mourned the loss of a talented player, remembered not only for his exceptional skills on the field but also for his dedication and contribution to the sport.

Rodney Charles Rought-Rought’s impact on the cricketing world will forever be remembered. Whether through his outstanding bowling performances, valuable contributions with the bat, or his dedication to Norfolk County, Rought-Rought left an indelible mark on the sport. His legacy serves as an inspiration to aspiring cricketers and a reminder of the true spirit of the game.

Rodney Rought-Rought Career Stats

Rodney Rought-Rought Batting Stats

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FC 34 51 18 457 52 13.84 - - 0 1 - - 17 0
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Rodney Rought-Rought Bowling Stats

Bowling Matches Innings Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10w
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FC 34 - 7062 2892 122 7/36 - 23.7 2.45 57.8 - 6 2
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