Full name Harold Gwyer Garnett
Born November 19, 1879, Aigburth, Liverpool, Lancashire, England
Died December 3, 1917, Marcoing, Cambrai, France (aged 38 years 14 days)
Major teams Argentina, AC MacLaren's XI, Gentlemen, Lancashire
Batting style Left-hand bat
Bowling style Slow left-arm orthodox
Fielding position Wicketkeeper
Relation Brother - FM Garnett
|First-class span||1899 - 1911/12|
Captain Harold Garnett was killed on the Italian front at the beginning of December. Harold Garnett will be remembered as a distinguished member of the Lancashire eleven. Tried twice for his County towards the end of the season of 1900, he jumped into fame the following year, playing so finely that he seemed likely to become the best left-handed bat in England. His style was attractive and his hitting very brilliant. Against Sussex at Manchester he scored 110 and 89, and in two other matches--against Leicestershire at Leicester and Middlesex at Lords--he made over a hundred, his scores being 139 and 114. As the result of his season's work he came out second to Tyldesley in the Lancashire averages. On the strength of this performance he was chosen to go to Australia with Mr. McLaren's team, but he failed, doing next to nothing during the tour. He was so obviously out of form that he was given few chances. For several seasons, till business took him to the Argentine, Garnett batted exceedingly well for Lancashire, but he never quite equalled his efforts in 1901. Returning to England in 1911 and again in 1914 he renewed his connection with the Lancashire eleven. In 1914 he had developed into a first rate wicket-keeper, and strictly on his merits he was picked for Gentlemen v. Players at Lords. He proved fully worthy of the distinction, and had no small share in winning the match. The way in which he stumped Hitch in the Players' second innings would have been wonderful even if done by Blackham at his best. Garnett volunteered at the outbreak of the War, and soon obtained a commission.
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack
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