Full name William Henty
Born September 23, 1808, West Tarring, Sussex, England
Died July 11, 1881, Hove, Sussex, England (aged 72 years 291 days)
Major teams Tasmania
Bowling style (underarm)
|First-class debut||Tasmania v Victoria at Launceston, Feb 11-12, 1851 scorecard|
|Last First-class||Victoria v Tasmania at Melbourne, Mar 29-30, 1852 scorecard|
At the Launceston Racecourse (now the NTCA ground), at around eleven o'clock on 11 February 1851, William Henty bowled the first ball in Australian first-class cricket - to Duncan Cooper of Victoria. The ball was bowled underarm. Henty took match figures of 9-78, including 5-26, the second five-wicket haul in Australian first-class cricket. (Thomas Rose, June 2000)
Tasmania First-Class Career Span: 1850-52
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