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Cyril Wells


Born at St. Pancras, London in 1871, brother of L.S. (Middlesex) and Clifford (Cambridge University), Cyril Wells was an attractive right-handed middle order batsman, off and leg break bowler and fine slip fieldsman. Schooled at Dulwich, he attained blues all three years between 1891 and 1893 whilst at Cambridge University. He played four matches for Surrey between 1892 and 1893 before moving to Lord's in 1895. He represented Middlesex 113 times between 1895 and 1909. During his career he accumulated 4,229 runs (av. 22.02) with four centuries including a top score of 244 for Middlesex versus Nottinghamshire at Trent Bridge, Nottingham in 1899. He bagged 465 wickets (av. 19.86) with a best performance of 8 for 35 and he held 122 catches. A well respected rugby footballer he represented Cambridge University, Harlequins, Middlesex and England. He died at St. John's Wood, London in 1963.