Charles Morgan

An off break bowler, Charles Morgan was given a trial in a few Club & Ground matches in May 1946 and made his first-class debut for Notts v Middlesex on 29 June 1946. He failed to take a wicket whilst conceding 94 runs as Middlesex hit 484 – curiously the famous ‘Middlesex twins’, Edrich and Compton scored only 2 and 3 respectively. Brown, however, made 163 and skipper R W V Robins 129 as Notts lost by an innings in two days, Morgan 0 and 13. For those keen on nostalgia, 291.4 overs were bowled in the two days!

Right-hand bat Morgan applied for a place on the Trent Bridge playing staff for 1947 but his request was turned down. Born in Clay Cross, Derbyshire on 7 February 1917 he lived most of his early life in Bilsthorpe, working at the local colliery and playing for the Bilsthorpe cricket team. On retirement he emigrated to America and died in North Carolina on 11 July 2001, aged 84.  

April 2020