Brief profile of W.O.Moberly
by Don Ambrose

Player:WO Moberly

MOBERLY, William Octavius.
Born at Shoreham-by-Sea, Sussex, 14th November 1850.
Died at Pulurrian, Mullion, Cornwall, 2nd February 1914.
The son of the Rev. C.E. Moberly, an assistant master at Rugby School, he was educated at Rugby School, where he was a member of the cricket eleven 1868-69. He went up to Balliol College, Oxford, and played cricket for the University in 1870, but did not win a blue. He did however win a blue a rugby football and also played for England at this sport in 1872. He played in 66 first-class cricket matches 1870 to 1887, 64 of them for Gloucestershire. He also played for Warwickshire 1869-72 and for Leicestershire in 1872. In January 1874 he was appointed an Assistant master at Clifton College, becoming house master in 1883 and later second master. He coached cricket there for many years and only resigned to retire in December 1913.
He appears in the 1881 Census in residence at Clifton College, College House, unmarried, aged 30, an assistant master Clifton College, M.A.


(Article: Copyright © 2003 Don Ambrose)


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