Oswald Cornwallis

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Oswald Cornwallis
Personal information
Full name Oswald Wykeham Cornwallis
Born (1894-03-16)16 March 1894
Linton, Kent, England
Died 28 January 1974(1974-01-28) (aged 79)
Froxfield, Hampshire, England
Batting style Right-handed
Relations Fiennes Cornwallis (Father), Wykeham Cornwallis (Brother)
Domestic team information
Years Team
1921 Hampshire
Career statistics
Competition FC
Matches 4
Runs scored 91
Batting average 15.16
100s/50s –/–
Top score 31
Balls bowled
Bowling average
5 wickets in innings
10 wickets in match
Best bowling
Catches/stumpings –/–
Source: Cricinfo, 13 December 2009

Oswald Wykeham Cornwallis (16 March 1894 – 28 January 1974) was an English cricketer who played as a right-handed batsman. Cornwallis made his first-class debut for the Army against the Royal Navy in 1920. Cornwallis would play four matches for the Army, the last of which came against the Royal Navy in 1926.

Cornwallis also represented Hampshire in one first-class match in 1921 against Kent, a match in which his brother Wykeham Cornwallis represented Kent. In his only first-class match for the club Cornwallis was absent in Hampshire's innings. His brother bowled in Hampshire's first innings, but was himself absent for Kent's first innings and Hampshire's second innings. Their absence was allowed following the death of their brother, Lieutenant Fiennes Wykeham Mann Cornwallis who was killed in Ireland during the Irish War of Independence by the IRA.

Cornwallis died in Froxfield, Hampshire on 28 January 1974.


Cornwallis was the son of Conservative politician and Member of Parliament for Maidstone Fiennes Cornwallis, 1st Baron Cornwallis. His brother Wykeham Cornwallis, 2nd Baron Cornwallis played first-class cricket for Kent from 1919 to 1926. As mentioned above, his brother Fiennes Cornwallis, Jr. was killed in May 1921 in Ireland during the Irish War of Independence.

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