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Henry Royston      

Full name Henry Royston

Born August 12, 1819, Harrow-on-the-Hill, Middlesex

Died September 30, 1873, St John's Wood, London (aged 54 years 49 days)

Major teams Berkshire, Marylebone Cricket Club, Middlesex, Players, South of England

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm slow (roundarm)

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 Ct St
First-class 68 121 19 1065 60 10.44 0 28 0
Bowling averages
Mat Runs Wkts BBI Ave 5w 10
First-class 68 673+ 110 8/44 12.01* 6 1
Career statistics
First-class debut Marylebone Cricket Club v Hampshire XI at Lord's, Jun 26-27, 1843 scorecard
Last First-class 1862

Henry Royston was a professional round-arm bowler and lower middle-order batsman who played the bulk of his career for the MCC in that capacity - 51 of his 68 matches were for them. In 1855 he was deemed good enough to be picked for Players against Gentlemen, largely on the strength of his taking 8 for 44 against Sussex. Either side of that he umpired in the same fixture, and he officiated in many major matches until the year before his premature death.
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Country Fixtures Country Results
Lancashire v Northants at Manchester - Jun 29-Jul 2
Match drawn
Notts v Worcs at Nottingham - Jun 29-Jul 2
Notts won by 113 runs
Varsity Match: Cambridge U v Oxford Uni at Cambridge - Jun 30-Jul 2
Cambridge U won by 5 wickets
Essex v Australians at Chelmsford - Jul 1-4
Australians 562 Essex 299/3 (68.3 ov)
South Group: Middlesex v Sussex at Lord's - Jul 2
Sussex won by 7 wickets (with 28 balls remaining)
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