Full name Brian Boobbyer
Born February 25, 1928, Ealing
Died January 17, 2011, Hereford (aged 82 years 326 days)
Major teams Oxford University, England
|Test debut||England v Wales at Twickenham, Jan 21, 1950 match details|
|Last Test||France v England at Colombes, Apr 5, 1952 match details|
|Test Statsguru||Main menu | Career summary | Match list | Most points | Most tries | Tournament list|
Brian Boobbyer was an opening batsman from Uppingham who, after a spell in the army, was a regular in the Oxford side between 1949 and 1952, his best season coming in his final year when he made 802 runs at 34.86, including the second of his two first-class hundreds which both came against Sussex. He won four Blues, and in 1951 his second-innings 80 was the highest score in a low-scoring game which Oxford won by 20 runs.
His greater fame, however, came as a rugby union centre, winning nine caps for England while at university. He quit sport at 24 to become a worker for the Moral Rearmament Movement (known as the Oxford Group) in the Far East.