Full name Howard Henry Francis
Born May 26, 1868, Westbury, Clifton, Bristol, England
Died January 7, 1936, Sea Point, Cape Town, Cape Province (aged 67 years 226 days)
Major teams South Africa, Gloucestershire, Western Province
Batting style Right-hand bat
Fielding position Wicketkeeper
|Test debut||South Africa v England at Johannesburg, Feb 14-16, 1899 scorecard|
|Last Test||South Africa v England at Cape Town, Apr 1-4, 1899 scorecard|
|First-class span||1890 - 1902/03|
Howard Francis was a right-hand batsman who appeared infrequently - and without any real success - for Gloucestershire between 1890 and 1894 before emigrating to South Africa where he represented Western Province in Currie Cup matches until 1902. He appeared in both Tests against England in 1898-99 but, as with the rest of his first-class career, he did little of note.
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