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

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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