Bernard Nevile

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Bernard Nevile
Cricket information
BowlingRight arm fast
International information
National side
  • English
Career statistics
Competition First-class
Matches 6
Runs scored 65
Batting average 8.12
100s/50s 0/0
Top score 17*
Balls bowled 260
Wickets 7
Bowling average 21.28
5 wickets in innings 0
10 wickets in match 0
Best bowling 4-53
Catches/stumpings 1/0
Source: Cricinfo

Captain Bernard Philip Nevile (1 August 1888 – 11 February 1916) was an English first-class cricketer who played five games for Worcestershire in 1913, and another for Free Foresters a year earlier. He also played for and captained[1] Lincolnshire in the Minor Counties Championship.


Born at Wellingore Hall, Lincolnshire, Nevile made his first-class debut in June 1912, playing for Free Foresters against Cambridge University, scoring 4 in his only innings and bowling a single over without reward. He attended Cambridge himself, not getting into the First XI, but gaining a blue for golf.[1]

The following season he appeared five times for Worcestershire, but only twice made an impression. Against Kent in mid-July he took 3–29 in the first innings (his maiden wicket being that of opener Punter Humphreys); and against Surrey a fortnight later, in what proved to be his final game, he claimed a career-best 4-53.

Nevile joined the Army in World War I, and served in the Lincolnshire Regiment.[1] He was killed near Ypres, Belgium at the age of just 27.[2]

His brother Charles also played for Lincolnshire at minor counties level, but did not make a first-class appearance.


  1. ^ Jump up to: a b c Deaths in the war, 1916, Wisden Cricketers' Almanack, 1917
  2. ^ "Cricketers who died in World War 1 — Part 4 of 5". Cricket Country. Retrieved 28 November 2018.

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