Henry Richardson      

Full name Henry Adair Richardson

Born July 31, 1846, Bayswater, London

Died September 17, 1921, Hastings, Sussex (aged 75 years 48 days)

Major teams Cambridge University, Kent, Middlesex

Batting style Right-hand bat

Fielding position Wicketkeeper

Education Tonbridge; Cambridge University

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct St
First-class 37 63 7 1166 143 20.82 1 7 26 13
Bowling averages
Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI Ave Econ SR 5w 10
First-class 37 83 65 4 2/19 16.25 4.69 20.7 0 0
Career statistics
First-class span 1866 - 1871
Profile

Henry Adair Richardson dropped out of first-class cricket while still a young man, and was only a name to the present generation. Old cricketers will remember him as a brilliant batsman, who for one season was quite in the front rank. He learnt the game at Tonbridge, he and the late J. W. Dale, if I am not mistaken, first making Tonbridge famous as a cricket school. In his last year in the eleven he made scores of 157 and 150, going up to Cambridge with a big reputation. Still he did not get his blue as a Freshman. He was in the Cambridge XI in 1867, 1868, and 1869, and, though meeting with no success as a batsman, was on the winning side in all three years against Oxford at Lord's. In 1868 he reached his highest point. It was his great season. He was the chief run-getter for a fine Cambridge team, heading the batting with an average--very high in those days-of 38. Early in the year he scored 97 and 51 for Sixteen of Trinity College against the United South of England Eleven, and against Surrey at the Oval he played an innings of 143 that remains historical.

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Country Fixtures Country Results
Durham v Warwickshire at Chester-le-Street - Aug 23-26
Durham 207 Warwickshire 344/7 (116 ov)
Glamorgan v Sussex at Cardiff - Aug 23-26
Glamorgan 252 & 149/2 (45.3 ov) Sussex 283
Gloucs v Kent at Bristol - Aug 23-26
Gloucs 221 & 34/4 (16.3 ov) Kent 533/6d
Leics v Essex at Leicester - Aug 23-25
Essex won by an innings and 10 runs
Somerset v Hampshire at Taunton - Aug 23-26
Hampshire 338 Somerset 534/7 (134 ov)
Surrey v Lancashire at The Oval - Aug 23-26
Lancashire 287 & 203/8 (63 ov) Surrey 480
Worcs v Northants at Worcester - Aug 23-26
Northants 551 Worcs 195/3 (57.2 ov)
Yorkshire v Notts at Scarborough - Aug 23-26
Yorkshire 282 & 263/4d Notts 94 & 61/3 (23 ov, target 452)
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