Henry Perkins      

Full name Henry Perkins

Born December 10, 1832, Sawston, Cambridgeshire

Died May 6, 1916, New Barnet, Hertfordshire (aged 83 years 148 days)

Major teams Cambridge University, Cambridgeshire

Nickname Perkino

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm slow (underarm)

Henry Perkins
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct St
First-class 28 48 8 370 36 9.25 0 0 15 0
Bowling averages
Mat Runs Wkts BBI Ave 5w 10
First-class 28 488+ 30 5/48 18.07* 2 0
Career statistics
First-class debut Oxford University v Cambridge University at Lord's, Jul 3-4, 1854 scorecard
Last First-class 1868
Profile

Secretary of MCC for 21 years from 1876, Henry Perkins has remained rather a shadowy figure in the history of Lord's, although only his successor, Sir Francis Lacey, has held office for longer. Sydney Pardon described him in Wisden as "an easy-going autocrat", which might lend some credence to the story, related by Sir Pelham Warner, that when handing over to his successor, Perkins advised Lacey, "Don't take any notice of the Committee!"

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Henry Perkins

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Country Fixtures Country Results
Derbyshire v Leics at Derby - Sep 23-26
Derbyshire 289 Leics 25/2
Essex v Worcs at Chelmsford - Sep 23-26
Worcs 84 Essex 198/3
Glamorgan v Hampshire at Cardiff - Sep 23-26
Hampshire 357
Kent v Gloucs at Canterbury - Sep 23-26
Gloucs 179 Kent 83/4
Lancashire v Middlesex at Manchester - Sep 23-26
Middlesex 214
Northants v Sussex at Northampton - Sep 23-26
Sussex 300/7
Warwickshire v Durham at Birmingham - Sep 23-26
Durham 201 Warwickshire 77/1
Yorkshire v Somerset at Leeds - Sep 23-26
Yorkshire 241/9
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