Full name Roy Howard
Born November 15, 1922, Terang, Victoria
Died August 6, 2008, Kew, Melbourne, Victoria (aged 85 years 265 days)
Major teams Victoria
Batting style Right-hand bat
|First-class span||1946/47 - 1950/51|
Roy Howard was a top-order batsman whose career started after World War Two, but after a few appearances for Victoria, mainly against the lesser opposition of Tasmania, he broke through in 1948-49 when a hundred against the Tasmanians secured him an extended run in the side. His good form continued in 1949-50 and at the end of that season he was selected for the tour of New Zealand. Led by Bill Brown, it was not a full-strength tour and did not include any Tests, but Howard acquitted himself well and against Otago made a career-best 141. He started 1950-51 with another hundred, against the touring MCC, but that was to be his final season for the state. He also represented Victoria at baseball and was a grade umpire after retiring as a player.
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