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)
|First-class debut||Marylebone Cricket Club v Hampshire XI at Lord's, Jun 26-27, 1843 scorecard|
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.