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.
Martin Williamson

Country Fixtures Country Results
Derbyshire v Gloucs at Derby - May 31-Jun 3
Match drawn
Essex v Leics at Chelmsford - May 31-Jun 3
Leics won by 6 wickets
Glamorgan v Northants at Cardiff - May 31-Jun 3
Glamorgan won by 10 wickets
Hampshire v Worcs at Southampton - May 31-Jun 3
Match drawn
Middlesex v Warwickshire at Lord's - May 31-Jun 3
Match drawn
Surrey v Lancashire at The Oval - May 31-Jun 3
Match drawn
Notts v Sussex at Nottingham - Jun 1-3
Notts won by 159 runs
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