Charles Howard      

Full name Charles William Henry Howard

Born November 7, 1904, Beckenham, Kent

Died 1982, Kensington, London (aged 77 years)

Major teams Middlesex

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm medium

Education Tonbridge

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct St
First-class 9 12 2 123 29 12.30 0 0 2 0
Bowling averages
Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
First-class 9 - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
First-class span 1931 - 1931

Charles Howard, a right-hand batsman, was in the Tonbridge XI and while there he turned out regularly for Kent 2nd XI. He then disappeared until he reappeared at Middlesex, where in 1931 he played nine games as a prfessional with modest success. Thereafter, he again vanished. In the absence of information to the contrary, the Association of Cricket Statisticians claimed that on October 19, 2008, Howard become the longest-lived first-class cricketer, overtaking Jim Hutchinson who died at the age of 103 years and 344 days in November 2000. However, research subsequently unearthed the fact he had died in London in early 1982.
Martin Williamson