Freddie Calthorpe biography

Freddie Calthorpe

Cricket Player

1892 – 1935


Who was Freddie Calthorpe?

Frederick Somerset Gough Calthorpe, styled The Honourable from 1912, was an English cricketer.

Born in London, he played for Sussex, Cambridge University, Warwickshire and England. Calthorpe captained England in his only four Test matches: on the first ever Test tour of the West Indies in 1929/30, which was drawn 1–1. This tour was played simultaneously to another England Test tour to New Zealand, where England were captained by Harold Gilligan.

His first-class career extended from 1911 to 1935. He captained Warwickshire from 1920 to 1929, and also led a strong MCC team on a tour of the West Indies in 1925-26.

He died in Worplesdon, Surrey.

Calthorpe was a member of the Gough-Calthorpe family, the son of Somerset Frederick Gough-Calthorpe, the 8th Baron Calthorpe. His nephew is the cricket commentator, Henry Blofeld.


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May 27, 1892
  • England
Nov 19, 1935

on July 23, 2013

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