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Norman Osborn Bennett (21 September 1922 – 7 July 2005), sometimes known as Nobby, was an English sportsman. He played rugby union for England,[1] and played one game of first-class cricket, an unsuccessful outing for Worcestershire against the Combined Services in 1946.[2]

Norman Bennett
Personal information
Full nameNorman Osborn Bennett
Born(1922-09-21)21 September 1922
Putney, London, England
Died7 July 2005(2005-07-07) (aged 82)
Dinckley, England
Domestic team information
Career statistics
Competition FC
Matches 1
Runs scored 10
Batting average 5.00
100s/50s 0/0
Top score 8
Balls bowled 0
Wickets 0
Bowling average -
5 wickets in innings 0
10 wickets in match 0
Best bowling -
Catches/stumpings 1/0
Source: Cricinfo, 1 December 2008

He was educated at Epsom College and St Mary's Hospital.[1] His parents were Norman And Katherine Bennett. His father ran a large milk delivery company in the south Lndon area. He had three siblings, Elizabeth, Audrey and June. He qualified as a doctor from St Maryshospital in London and served in the Royal Navy in the late 1940s as a doctor. He played rugby for England several times in the 1947 season and also for the Royal Navy and United Services. He married Rosalie, the daughter of a doctor in Wigan and settled in there as a GP. He and Rosalie had three children and currently has four grandchildren. After retiring from the NHS he lived in the Ribble valley and farmed a small farm on the Ribble. His cousin farms in Worcester which is the base for the Bennett family..


  1. ^ a b "Players and Officials - Nobby Bennett". Cricinfo. Retrieved 1 December 2008.
  2. ^ "Worcestershire v Combined Services in 1946". Cricinfo. Retrieved 1 December 2008.