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Henry Persse      

Full name Henry Wilfred Persse

Born September 19, 1885, Portswood, Southampton, Hampshire

Died June 28, 1918, near St Omer, France (aged 32 years 282 days)

Major teams Hampshire

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm fast

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct St
First-class 51 84 8 889 71 11.69 0 3 40 0
Bowling averages
Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI Ave Econ SR 5w 10
First-class 51 6993 3813 127 6/64 30.02 3.27 55.0 3 0
Career statistics
First-class span 1905 - 1909
Profile

Born at Southampton on September 19,1885. He played in 51 matches for Hampshire from 1905 to 1909 but his county cricket then came to an end when he was posted abroad. As a right-arm fast bowler he took 27 wickets at 30.02 with a best of 6 for 64, and as a lower-order right-hand bat totalled 889 runs at 11.69 with a top score of 71. A Major with the Royal Fusiliers in the First World War, he was awarded the MC and bar. He died of wounds near St Omer, France, on June 28, 1918, aged 32.

Country Fixtures Country Results
Derbyshire v Leics at Derby - May 25-28
Leics 619 Derbyshire 532/8 (141 ov)
Essex v Surrey at Chelmsford - May 26-29
Surrey 369 Essex 215/3 (80 ov)
Glamorgan v Durham at Swansea - May 26-29
Durham 342 Glamorgan 225/6 (59 ov)
Kent v Sussex at Tunbridge Wells - May 26-29
Kent 369 & 116/0 (35 ov) Sussex 164
Northants v Worcs at Northampton - May 26-29
Northants 238 & 53/2 (18 ov) Worcs 434
Notts v Gloucs at Nottingham - May 26-29
Notts 430/9d Gloucs 149 & 37/1 (10.3 ov) (f/o)
Somerset v Hampshire at Taunton - May 26-29
Hampshire 162 & 293 Somerset 197 & 39/0 (10 ov, target 259)
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