Full name Anthony Henry Ashley-Cooper
Born May 5, 1807, Wimborne St Giles, Dorset
Died December 2, 1858, Clewer, Berkshire (aged 51 years 211 days)
Major teams Marylebone Cricket Club
|First-class debut||Marylebone Cricket Club v Middlesex XI at Lord's, May 17-18, 1830 scorecard|
|Last First-class||Gentlemen of Kent v Marylebone Cricket Club at Chislehurst, Aug 12-13, 1833 scorecard|
Henry Ashley was the younger son of the Seventh Earl of Shaftesbury, and although he was president of MCC at the age of 27 in 1834, he was no real cricketer. He added "Cooper" to his surname after his presidency.
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