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Viscount Pevensey      

Full name Henry North Holroyd (Viscount Pevensey)

Born January 18, 1832, Marylebone, London

Died April 21, 1909, Beaulieu, France (aged 77 years 93 days)

Major teams Sussex

Also known as later 3rd Earl of Sheffield

Education Eton College

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
First-class 1 2 0 0 0 0.00 0 0 0 0 0 0
Bowling averages
Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
First-class 1 - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
Only First-class Sussex v United England Eleven at Lewes, Sep 4-6, 1854 scorecard
Profile

The 3rd Earl of Sheffield's lasting legacy to the game was the donation of a fund of £150 which was used to purchase the Sheffield Shield in 1893, which was to be the prize played for in Australia for more than a century. The gift came at the end of a tour organised by Sheffield after he was advised to take a cruise on health grounds. As a young man he played a reasonable standard of cricket, but it was as a benefactor that he really boosted the game. His generosity bailed out Sussex, rewarded by three spells as county president, and he also built his own impressive ground at Sheffield Park inside the family estate. He sat as a Conservative MP for East Sussex before succeeding his father as Lord Sheffield in 1876.
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