Col. Hon. Charles John Coventry

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"Colonel Charles John Coventry, CB (26 February 1867 in Marylebone, London, England–2 June 1929, Earls Croome, Worcestershire, England) played cricket for England in the first two Test matches they played against South Africa."

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Links:

http://www.cricketarchive.com/Archive/Players/0/115/115.html

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Coventry_%28English_cricketer%29

http://www.espncricinfo.com/england/content/player/10836.html

http://histfam.familysearch.org/getperson.php?personID=I267451&tree=EuropeRoyalNobleHous

http://histfam.familysearch.org/getperson.php?personID=I46015&tree=Nixon

http://www.thepeerage.com/p2732.htm#i27311

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Citations:

1. [S2] Peter W. Hammond, editor, The Complete Peerage or a History of the House of Lords and All its Members From the Earliest Times, Volume XIV: Addenda & Corrigenda (Stroud, Gloucestershire, U.K.: Sutton Publishing, 1998), page 54. Hereinafter cited as The Complete Peerage, Volume XIV.

2. [S37] Charles Mosley, editor, Burke's Peerage, Baronetage & Knightage, 107th edition, 3 volumes (Wilmington, Delaware, U.S.A.: Burke's Peerage (Genealogical Books) Ltd, 2003), volume 1, page 933. Hereinafter cited as Burke's Peerage and Baronetage, 107th edition.

3. [S8] Charles Mosley, editor, Burke's Peerage and Baronetage, 106th edition, 2 volumes (Crans, Switzerland: Burke's Peerage (Genealogical Books) Ltd, 1999), volume 1, page 151. Hereinafter cited as Burke's Peerage and Baronetage, 106th edition.

4. [S37] Charles Mosley, Burke's Peerage and Baronetage, 107th edition, volume 1, page 929.

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Colonel Charles John Coventry, CB (26 February 1867 in Marylebone, London, England–2 June 1929, Earls Croome, Worcestershire, England) played cricket for England in the first two Test matches they played against South Africa.


Coventry was the second son of George Coventry, 9th Earl of Coventry. He played his cricket for Worcestershire when it was still a minor county, that is, a county without first-class status. He was described as "a fair bat with a free style who can hit hard". When the English tour to South Africa in 1888-89 was being put together, because the South Africans were considered weak, weaker players were selected for the English team. Coventry was one of those players selected. England still won the two games against representative South African sides easily, though Coventry did not feature greatly in either game: he batted at number 10 and did not bowl. Coventry played no first-class cricket other than in those two Tests.

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Col. Hon. Charles John Coventry's Timeline

1867
February 26, 1867
Marylebone, London, England
1900
January 16, 1900
Age 32
1901
October 16, 1901
Age 34
1910
August 22, 1910
Age 43
1912
September 27, 1912
Age 45
1929
June 2, 1929
Age 62
Earls Croome, Worcestershire, England