Sir Henry Leveson Gower      

Full name Henry Dudley Gresham Leveson Gower

Born May 8, 1873, Titsey Place, Surrey

Died February 1, 1954, Kensington, London (aged 80 years 269 days)

Major teams England, Oxford University, Surrey

Also known as Shrimp Leveson Gower

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Legbreak

Education Winchester; Magdalen College, Oxford

Henry Dudley Gresham Leveson Gower
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 6s Ct St
Tests 3 6 2 95 31 23.75 0 0 0 1 0
First-class 277 400 78 7638 155 23.72 4 42 103 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 3 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 277 2261 1378 46 6/49 29.95 3.65 49.1 3 0
Career statistics
Test debut South Africa v England at Johannesburg, Jan 1-5, 1910 scorecard
Last Test South Africa v England at Johannesburg, Feb 26-Mar 3, 1910 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1893-1931
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Wisden obituary
Sir Henry Dudley Gresham Leveson-Gower, who died in London on February 1, aged 80, was associated with M.C.C., Surrey and Scarborough Festiva1 cricket for over fifty years. Known wherever cricket is played as Shrimp, a nickname given him, presumably because of his slight physique, during his schooldays, he was born at Limpsfield, Surrey, on May 8, 1873, the seventh of twelve sons of Mr. G. W. G. Leveson Gower. At Winchester, where he was one of three brothers to gain colours at cricket and where, according to him, he really learned the game, he was in the eleven for three years from 1890. In 1892 he led the school to their first victory--by 84 runs--at Eton since 1882. He and J. R. Mason, later famous with Kent, took chief honours in that success. Mason hit 147 and 71 and took eight wickets for 139; Leveson Gower made 16 and 83 and dismissed eight batsmen for 33 runs.

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1940

Shrimp Leveson Gower

Shrimp Leveson Gower

© Wisden

1928

HDG Leveson-Gower and Karl Nunes, 1928

HDG Leveson-Gower and Karl Nunes, 1928

© Robert Nunes

1914

HDG Leveson-Gower (left) and Pelham Warner (middle) say farewell to Johnny Douglas as England leave for their 1913-14 tour of South Africa

HDG Leveson-Gower (left) and Pelham Warner (middle) say farewell to Johnny Douglas as England leave for their 1913-14 tour of South Africa

© The Cricketer International

Notes

Knighted for services to cricket 1953
His name was pronounced Loosen Gore

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