Henry Perkins      

Full name Henry Perkins

Born December 10, 1832, Sawston, Cambridgeshire

Died May 6, 1916, New Barnet, Hertfordshire (aged 83 years 148 days)

Major teams Cambridge University, Cambridgeshire

Nickname Perkino

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm slow (underarm)

Henry Perkins
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct St
First-class 28 48 8 370 36 9.25 0 0 15 0
Bowling averages
Mat Runs Wkts BBI Ave 5w 10
First-class 28 488+ 30 5/48 18.07* 2 0
Career statistics
First-class debut Oxford University v Cambridge University at Lord's, Jul 3-4, 1854 scorecard
Last First-class 1868

Secretary of MCC for 21 years from 1876, Henry Perkins has remained rather a shadowy figure in the history of Lord's, although only his successor, Sir Francis Lacey, has held office for longer. Sydney Pardon described him in Wisden as "an easy-going autocrat", which might lend some credence to the story, related by Sir Pelham Warner, that when handing over to his successor, Perkins advised Lacey, "Don't take any notice of the Committee!"

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Henry Perkins

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