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Harry Daft      

Full name Harry Butler Daft

Born April 5, 1866, Radcliffe-on-Trent, Nottinghamshire

Died January 12, 1945, High Cross, Hertfordshire (aged 78 years 282 days)

Major teams Nottinghamshire

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style (unknown arm) slow

Education Trent College

Relation Father - R Daft, Uncle - CF Daft, Brother - RP Daft

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 Ct St
First-class 200 309 34 4370 92* 15.89 0 81 0
Bowling averages
Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI Ave Econ SR 5w 10
First-class 200 4877 2239 86 5/79 26.03 2.75 56.7 1 0
Career statistics
First-class span 1885-1899
Profile

DAFT, HARRY BUTLER, second son of Richard Daft the most famous stylist of his time, died at High Cross, Herts, on January 12, aged 78. Born at Radcliffeon-Trent, he appeared in the Trent College XI when only 12 and showed such increased skill as he played with his seniors that in 1885, when 19, he was tried for the County in several games. Next season he appeared for Gentlemen v. Players at the Oval and he assisted Nottinghamshire as an amateur until he turned professional in 1890. Specially strong in defence, with skill in placing his strokes, he never suggested forcing ability and scarcely reached the high standard of his county's best batsmen. Besides being both amateur and professional he shared the rare distinction with his father of playing together in the County Eleven. This occurred in the August Bank Holiday Match, 1891, at Kennington Oval against Surrey, Richard Daft returning to the Nottinghamshire side after an absence of ten years because Arthur Shrewsbury was compelled to stand down through injury. Wisden, commenting on the case of father and son being in the same side, stated such a thing has not been seen in first-class cricket since old William Lillywhite and his son John played together. Richard Daft was then 56 and his son 25. W. G. Grace and his son, the Cambridge Blue, often played together, and in more recent years Bestwicks of Derbyshire and Quaifes of Warwickshire supplied similar instances. During the match between these counties at Derby in June 1922 the two Bestwicks shared the attack in bowling while W. G. Quaife and his son B. W. were batting in partnership.

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