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Born 20 August 1899
Great Barton, Suffolk, England
Died 2 August 1981(1981-08-02) (aged 81)
Sidlesham, Sussex, England

Robert Gordon Evans (20 August 1899 – 2 August 1981) was an English first-class cricketer and educator.

Born at Great Barton in Suffolk, Evans was educated at King Edward VI School in Bury St Edmunds.[1] He served in the latter part of World War I with the Suffolk Regiment as a second lieutenant.[2] After the war he went up to Peterhouse, Cambridge in March 1919.[1] While studying at Cambridge he made his debut in first-class cricket for Cambridge University against the Marylebone Cricket Club at Lord's in 1920.[3] He made eleven further first-class appearances for Cambridge in 1921.[3] Across these matches he scored a total of 197 runs at an average of 28.14, with a highest score of 46 not out.[4] With his right-arm fast-medium bowling he took 45 wickets a bowling average of 22.77, with best innings figures of 6/45, one of three five wicket hauls he took.[5] Evans gained a blue in 1921.[1] He also played two first-class matches for the Free Foresters in 1922 and 1923.[3] After graduating from Peterhouse, Evans became a teacher. He worked as an assistant master at Dulwich College from 1921–1924, before taking up the same role at Wellington College from 1924.[1] He played minor counties cricket for Berkshire in 1935 and 1936, making eight appearances in the Minor Counties Championship.[6] He later taught at The Prebendal School in Chichester,[7] and retired to nearby Sidlesham, where he died in August 1981.


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