Henry Bull

MR. HENRY EDWARD BULL died at Maidsmoreton House, Buckingham, on May 31st. Scores and Biographies (Vol. Viii, page 73), says of him:- Is a brilliant bat, forward in style, combining splendid hitting with careful defence. Is also a first-rate long-stop, and an excellent point. Playing for Northamptonshire against Northampton, on August 27th and 28th, 1863, he scored 63 and 77, on each occasion going in first and carrying his bat through the completed innings-a performance very rarely accomplished. In May, 1864, when assisting XX. of Christ Church College, Oxford, against The United England Eleven, he made 70 runs in his only innings against the bowling of Wootton, Willsher and Atkinson, having thereby a great deal to do with the success of his side by an innings and 165 runs. He was educated at Westminster and Oxford, playing against Cambridge in 1863, when, however, he was bowled for a single by H. M. Plowden. Oxford were unusually strong that year, and won by eight wickets, the other ten members of the side being T. P. Garnier, R. D. Walker, F. W. Wright, R. A. H. Mitchell, F. G. Inge, F. R. Evans, S. C. Voules, J. W. Haygarth, A. S. Tape, and J. Scott. Mr. Bull assisted the Gentlemen in their two matches-at Lord"s and the Oval- against the Players in 1864, but did not prove very successful, scoring only 9 and 10 on the latter ground and 2 and 7 at Lord"s. He played for Oxfordshire in 1863 and 1864, and for Buckinghamshire from 1864 and 1868. In 1863-64, when the Buckinghamshire County C.C. was founded, he became the first Hon. Sec., and was elected Treasurer in 1865. He was born at Lothbury Rectory, Newport Pagnell, March 8th, 1843. His portrait can be seen in The Annals of the Free Foresters.

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