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Harold Garnett      

Full name Harold Gwyer Garnett

Born November 19, 1879, Aigburth, Liverpool, Lancashire, England

Died December 3, 1917, Marcoing, Cambrai, France (aged 38 years 14 days)

Major teams Argentina, AC MacLaren's XI, Gentlemen, Lancashire

Batting style Left-hand bat

Bowling style Slow left-arm orthodox

Fielding position Wicketkeeper

Relation Brother - FM Garnett

Harold Gwyer Garnett
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 Ct St
First-class 152 245 22 5798 139 26.00 5 185 18
Bowling averages
Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI Ave Econ SR 5w 10
First-class 152 334 224 8 2/18 28.00 4.02 41.7 0 0
Career statistics
First-class span 1899 - 1911/12

Captain Harold Garnett was killed on the Italian front at the beginning of December. Harold Garnett will be remembered as a distinguished member of the Lancashire eleven. Tried twice for his County towards the end of the season of 1900, he jumped into fame the following year, playing so finely that he seemed likely to become the best left-handed bat in England. His style was attractive and his hitting very brilliant. Against Sussex at Manchester he scored 110 and 89, and in two other matches--against Leicestershire at Leicester and Middlesex at Lords--he made over a hundred, his scores being 139 and 114. As the result of his season's work he came out second to Tyldesley in the Lancashire averages. On the strength of this performance he was chosen to go to Australia with Mr. McLaren's team, but he failed, doing next to nothing during the tour. He was so obviously out of form that he was given few chances. For several seasons, till business took him to the Argentine, Garnett batted exceedingly well for Lancashire, but he never quite equalled his efforts in 1901. Returning to England in 1911 and again in 1914 he renewed his connection with the Lancashire eleven. In 1914 he had developed into a first rate wicket-keeper, and strictly on his merits he was picked for Gentlemen v. Players at Lords. He proved fully worthy of the distinction, and had no small share in winning the match. The way in which he stumped Hitch in the Players' second innings would have been wonderful even if done by Blackham at his best. Garnett volunteered at the outbreak of the War, and soon obtained a commission.
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack

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Jul 5, 1911

Harold Garnett

Harold Garnett

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Harold Garnett at a net session, 1905

Harold Garnett at a net session

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Country Fixtures Country Results
Derbyshire v Kent at Derby - May 22-25
Derbyshire 492 & 9/3 (6 ov) Kent 412
Glamorgan v Essex at Cardiff - May 22-25
Glamorgan 260 & 295/3 (91 ov) Essex 313
Gloucs v Northants at Bristol - May 22-25
Northants 176 & 120/3 (42 ov) Gloucs 418
Hampshire v Notts at Southampton - May 22-25
Hampshire 270 & 189/8 (67 ov) Notts 189
Lancashire v Surrey at Manchester - May 22-24
Lancashire won by an innings and 96 runs
Leics v Worcs at Leicester - May 22-24
Worcs won by 7 wickets
Middlesex v Somerset at Lord's - May 22-25
Somerset 376 Middlesex 407/9 (139 ov)
Warwickshire v Durham at Birmingham - May 22-25
Warwickshire 313 & 114 Durham 190 & 154/4 (60 ov, target 238)
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