Full name Morton Peto Betts
Born August 30, 1847, Bloomsbury, London
Died April 19, 1914, Mentone, France (aged 66 years 232 days)
Major teams Kent, Middlesex
Batting style Right-hand bat
Education Harrow School
|First-class span||1872 - 1881|
Morton Betts was a very useful cricketer, although he did not succeed in obtaining a place in the Harrow XI. In 1872 he appeared for Middlesex against Surrey at Prince's, and played once for Kent the same year and again in 1881, scoring altogether 83 runs with an average of 27.66. From 1887 until 1890 he was Secretary to the Essex County CC. In club matches he made many good scores, playing frequently for Bickley Park, Streatham, the Incogniti, etc., and was very well known in the Association football world, first as a player and afterwards as a referee.
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack
Morton Betts played in the first FA Cup final in 1872, scoring the only goal in Wanderers 1-0 win. However, he played under the pseudonym of AH Chequer as he had already played for Harrow Chequers in an earlier round. He played once for England in 1877.