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Brief profile of C.R.Young
by Don Ambrose


Player:CR Young

YOUNG, Charles Robertson.
Professional.
Born at Dharwar, India, 2nd February 1852.
This man sometimes appeared for the Gentlemen of Hampshire and at others for the Gentlemen. However he went as a professional at Dumfries, Scotland 1875-76 and at Stubbington, near Fareham in 1877. He was first selected for Hampshire in a first-class match in 1867 when he was 15 years and 131 days old, the youngest cricketer to appear for a first class county. Between then and 1885 he played in 38 first-class matches, all of them for Hampshire. He played on for Hampshire until 1890 in non-first-class matches. He was by occupation a clerk at Southampton, where he lived.
At the time of the 1881 Census he was living at St Georges Road, Millbrook, Hampshire, aged 29 a professional cricketer, with his wife Elizabeth, aged 32 a dressmaker. They have two daughters Maud J. aged 10 and Mabel E. aged 2, and two sons Arch aged 7 and William aged 4. Also present is Eliza Payne, aged 72, his mother-in-law.

 


(Article: Copyright © 2004 Don Ambrose)

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