Other deaths in 1918

AITKEN, MR. ARTHUR ARCHIBALD, died in Melbourne first week of August, aged 48. Had served on Committee of Melbourne C.C., and had represented Victoria on the Board of Control. A good batsman.

ARNALI, MR. PERCY JOSEPH, died at St. Leonards, February 8, aged 47. Took a prominent part in Thames Ditton cricket 1889-1903. Good fast bowler.

ARMITSTEAD, CANON JOHN RICHARD, died at Sandbach, September 16, aged 89. Cheshire XI.

ATTER, MR. F. W., died at Twickenham after an operation in January. Formerly played for Leicester and M.C.C.

AVORY, MR. HENRY KEMP, died at Weybridge, April 17, aged 69: An old Surrey cricketer. For many years Clerk of the Central Criminal Court.

BAILIE, MAJOR-GEN. Thomas Maubourg, born August, 1844; died at Abingdon April 5. An old Harrovian. In Sandhurst XI.

BAMBFORD, MR. JOHN, J. P., died at Oldfields Hall, Uttoxeter, April 10. Great supporter of cricket. Had a private ground on which some important games were played.

BATES, MR. GEORGE, died at Carey's Mill, near Stevenage, in April, aged 82. Good wicket-keeper and bat. Formerly well-known in Huntingdonshire cricket circles.

BENNETT, GEORGE, born at Sutton-in-Ashfield ( Notts.), February 1867; died at Ardmore (Pa.), March 10. Went to United States in 1896, and was connected with the Merion C.C. until his death. A sound, consistent bat and an accurate medium-pace bowler. In 1915 he scored 166 for Frankford v. Merion, and with S. H. Hart (203) put on 349 for the 6th wicket.

BENTON, MR. CHARLES HENRY, whose death by his own hands at Knutsford, on May 19th, came as a great shock to his friends, was born on January 8th, 1869. Though it cannot be said that he ever rose to much distinction as a player Mr. Benton was for many years a prominent figure in the cricket world, playing for Lancashire and Cheshire, and serving on the M.C.C. Committee,

BERGEN, MR. GEORGE JEFFERY, born at Camden (N.J.), May 27, 1871; killed in a motor accident June 5. For several seasons was a successful player with the Moorestown C.C.

BETHAM, MR WALLACE DOVER, died at Sanquhar, Dumfriesshire, of pneumonia October 28, aged 39. Was in the XI at Aspatria Agricultural College, and later captained the Sedbergh and Kendal C.C., with much success. Played for Westmorland.

BODDAM-WHETHAM, MR. JOHN WHETHAM, died at Folkestone on March 23, in his 75th year. Known as a cricketer in the Midlands, and in 1870 scored 111 for Gentlemen of Notts v. Gentlemen of Yorks. Educated at Eton, but not in the Eleven.

BRUCE (formerly BRICE), COL. EDWARD ARCHIBALD, born September 1, 1848; died at Hove, November 14, aged 70. Cheltenham Gloucestershire, Gentlemen v. Players (one match); hon. sec. and chairman of Committee, Sussex County C.C. In connection with first class cricket Colonel Bruce will be chiefly remembered from the circumstance that he was chosen by the Surrey committee, for the Gentlemen and Players match at the Oval in 1872. In those days he was a very good fast bowler and in the first innings of the Players he took three wickets for 70 runs, bowling out Bob Carpenter and getting Martin McIntyre and Emmett caught. In the second innings he met with no success and had 50 runs taken from him. He was known at that time as E. A. Brice. He owed his selection for the Gentlemen to the fact that a month before the match he took twelve wickets--six in each innings--for Gloucestershire against Surrey at the Oval.

BURNSFIELD, MR. DAVID, died at Aberdeen January 20. Uddingston C.C., and captain of the XI when it won the West of Scotland Championship.

BUTLER, DR. HENRY MONTAGU, D.C.L., LL.D., born at Gayton Rectory, Northants, in July 1833; died at Cambridge--Master of Trinity--January 14. Harrow XI, 1851; Headmaster of Harrow 1859-1885; Master of Trinity 1886-1918; Father of E. M. Butler (Harrow, Camb. Univ., and Middlesex), who in turn was father of G. M. Butler of the Harrow XI of 1917. The father of Dr. Henry Montagu Butler--Dr. George Butler--was Headmaster of Harrow 1805-29. Dr. Butler scored 13 not out and was on the losing side against Winchester, but with an innings of 41, he had a large share in Harrow's victory by eight wickets against Eton.

CADOGAN, MR. P. J., died June 30. Played for Cardiff and Glamorganshire.

CATTLEY, MR. GERALD WILDMAN, died of blackwater fever on the Gold Coast, where he was Assistant District Commissioner, on August 1, aged 28. Eton XI, 1908, when he had a batting average of 24.

CATTLEY, MR. WILDMAN, born 1837, died December 7. Mr. Cattley was one of the most familiar figures in the Pavilion at the Oval. He followed his brother, the late Mr. Mark Cattley, as treasurer of the Surrey Club and remained in office for many years, retiring after the season of 1905. Though never distinguished as a cricketer Mr. Cattley played the game in his young days and took part in many a pleasant match with the Walkers at Southgate. Fond of racing, as well as of cricket, he never missed seeing the Derby.

CHADWICK, MR. EDMUND LEACH, born August 31, 1847, died at Parkstone, Dorset, August 6. Mr. Chadwick, without ever rising to eminence, was in his day a very good batsman. He played for Lancashire, making his first appearance at Lord's for the County against the M.C.C. in 1875, when he scored 19 and 9. In July, 1877, in a local match between Castleton and Rusholm he made 213 not out. He was educated at Bruce Castle School, Tottenham, and Marlborough, but did not get a place in the Marlborough eleven.

COLVILLE, REV. ALGERNON HOLLAND, died at Auckland, in New Zealand, February 13, after an operation for appendicitis, aged 47. Played cricket for Shropshire, 1900. Oxford Rugby XV, 1892-1893.

COPLESTON, REV. JOHN HENRY, died at Offwell Rectory, Hornton, November 22, aged 77. Was in the Winchester XI in 1858 and 1859. He was on the winning side both years against Eton, bowling with marked success.

CONGDON, MR. JOHN HOPKINS, born in Providence (Rhode Island), June 3, 1847; died January 13. Was in the Haverford College XI, 1866, and three following years, being captain in 1869.

COTTESLOE, 2ND BARON (TREMANTLE, THOMAS FRANCIS), died at Winslow, aged 88, on April 13. Eton XI, 1848.

COZENS-HARDY, MR. FERNELEY, died suddenly at The Plantation, Norwich, June 8, aged 55. Amersham Hall School XI; captain of the old Norwich District C.C. Played regularly for the Carrow C.C. and occasionally for Norfolk.

CURZON, MAJOR FRANCIS CURZON (Derbyshire Yeomanry), died March 3, aged 58, at Lockington Hall, Leicestershire. A former Hon. Sec. of the Derbyshire County C.C. Better remembered as F. C. Newton. He assumed the name of Curzon on succeeding to the Lockington Hall estates.

DAFT, MR. CHARLES FREDERICK, senior, drowned in torpedoing of the Leinster, September 10, aged 54. A well-known cricketer in the Nottingham district, especially with the Notts Commercial C.C. He was son of the Late C. F. Daft, the elder brother of the late Richard Daft. Best known in connection with athletics he was in his young days a brilliant hurdler.

DAFT, MR. CHARLES FREDERICK, junior, son of the above, perished with his father, aged 25. Well-known as a useful player in Notts cricketing circles.

DAINES, CANON SIDNEY EDMUND. Died at Wyke Regis Rectory, July 7, aged 74. Rugby XI.

DARWELL, MR. EDWARD JAMES, born in London, April 5, 1864; died at Bayonne (N.J., February 22. Played with the New Jersey Athletic Club, and the New York Veterans' Association. In 1894 he scored 130 against Staten Island.

DUNNING, MR. GEORGE TOM, born July 2, 1848; died at Clapham February 8. Mr. Dunning wrote often about cricket for the Sportsman, but his chief subject was boxing.

EBERY, MR. JOSEPH, of Nuneaton, died January 23, aged 77. Well-known in North Warwickshire as a cricketer in the'70s. Captain of the Nuneaton Town C.C. A good bat.

FALMOUTH, MAJOR-GEN. EVELYN EDWARD THOMAS, 7th Viscount, K.C.V.O. (Colonel commandant Coldstream Guards), died October 1, aged 71. President of Kent County C.C. in 1898.

FETHERSTON, MR. BEAUMONT THOMAS, died at Bournemouth, after a long illness, on February 10, aged 79. Educated at Rugby and Trinity Coll., Cambridge. He kept wicket for the Free Foresters in the sixties and seventies. One of the oldest members of the M.C.C. In 1865 he scored 104 for Gentlemen of Warwick v. Gentlemen of Hampshire.

FLETCHER, JOHN, died at Heywood, March 7, at one time pro. to the Heywood C.C. Associated at different times with the Lancashire League and Central Lancashire League.

FOX, MR. JOSEPH MICKLE, born in Philadelphia, February 4, 1853; died September 3. A member of the Merion and Germantown Clubs of Philadelphia, and a successful player in the Haverford College XI, in 1870, and three following years. In 1884 he visited England as a member of the Philadelphian team.

FRITH, MR. CHARLES W., a leading sporting journalist, in Ireland, died in Dublin about the end of January. For many years editor of the Irish Field. Was a member of the Leinster C.C. for about thirty years, and at one time captain of the club.

GEORGE TUBOW II, King of Tonga. The last of the independent kings in the Pacific. Died April, aged 46. Very fond of cricket, gaining his love of the game while at school in Auckland. His subjects became so devoted to the game that it was necessary to prohibit it on six days of the week in order to avert famine, the plantations being entirely neglected for the cricket field.

GOOCH, MR. CYRIL WOOLLASTON, died at Sedbergh, March 17, aged 48. Blundell's School XI, 1886 and 1887 (captain); Sidney Sussex XI; Seniors' Match 1890; M.C.C.--scored 120 for M. C. C. and Ground, v. Staffordshire in 1893. For twenty-seven years assistant master at Sedbergh School.

GRAVES, MR. NELSON ZWINGLUIS, Jun., born in Philadelphia, August 10, 1880, died March 31, at Germantown, aged 37. He was educated at Pennsylvania University and visited England with the Philadelphian teams, in 1903 and 1908. For the former team he made hundreds against Lancashire and Scotland, hitting so fiercely, in the Lancashire match, as to score 60 out of 70 in half-an-hour. In 1898 he hit up 128 for United States v. Canada. He scored well, too, for the Germantown C.C.

GRUNDY, MR. WILLIAM FREDK. Died suddenly at Nottingham June 13, aged 71. A very great lover indeed of the game, and author of interesting books on Arthur Shrewsbury and Alfred Shaw.

GUTTRIDGE, FRANK H., born at nottingham April 12, 1867; died there June 13. Played his early cricket with the Notts Incogniti, and for a time was professional at Cape Town. His first match for Notts was in 1889. Played later for Sussex: made 114 v. Ox. Univ. in 1894. Re-appeared for Notts in 1896. Good all-round cricketer; bowled fast right-hand. For some years umpired in first-class cricket.

HANBURY, MR. EVAN, died suddenly at Braunston Manor, Oakham, of septic pneumonia, October 8, aged 64. Eton XI, 1872; Christchurch Coll., Oxford.

HATTERSLEY-SMITH, REV. PERCY, born May 19, 1847, died at Cheltenham, January 1. Hattersley-Smith spent practically the whole of his active life at Cheltenham, being on the teaching staff of the College for forty-four years. As a cricketer he will be remembered as a useful batsman years ago in the Gloucestershire XI. He was at his best in 1878, scoring 56 against Notts at Trent Bridge and 51 not out against Sussex at Cheltenham.

HIRST, LIEUT.-COL. HENRY DENNE (The Buffs), died at Dover, May 16. A keen cricketer and supporter of Kent county cricket.

HOOPER, REV. ROBERT POOLE, died at Hove, September 12, in the 92nd year of his age. Played for Cambridge University v. Harrow in 1848; and was asked to play v. Oxford, but had already made previous promises for matches which I could not honourably throw over. Stroke of the first Trinity boat for two years. Norfolk County Cricket XI. Considered the finest left-hand tennis player of his generation.

JOHNSON, MR. TOM, died at Kirkcaldy in April. Well-known Scottish cricketer. Made fourteen 100's for the Grange between 1895 and 1905, and altogether for the Club scored 6,817 runs, with an average of 43.42. Average 52 in 1898, 51 in 1896 and 50 in 1901.

KELLICK, MR CHAS. MOORE, died at Strathfield (N.S.W.), March 27, aged 74. Played twice for New South Wales v. Victoria, scoring 11 and 23, 0 and 18.

LEAKE, MR. WM. MARTIN, born in London April 23, 1831; died at Newnham-on-the-Severn August 26, aged 87. New Proprietary School, Blackheath XI; Rugby School XI, three years; St. John's College, Camb., XI; Cambridge University XI. Died much for the game in Ceylon, and originated the long series of matches between Colombo and Up-Country. He was in the Cambridge XI, 1851 to 1854 inclusive. In his first year, he was on the winning side but in 1852, 1853 and 1854, Cambridge were beaten. He led off in 1851 with an innings of 66, but in his three subsequent matches against Oxford his best score was 21. Among his contemporaries in the Cambridge XI, were Canon Mc'Cormick, E. T. Drake, R. A. Fitz Gerald and Henery Perkins .

LICHFIELD, 3RD EARL OF (THOS. FRANCIS ANSON), born 1856. Died, as result of shooting accident July 29, near Shugborough Hall. An active cricketer at Harrow and Trinity Coll, Camb. Lord Lichfield was president of the M.C.C. in 1898. He was in the Harrow XI in 1874, being then Viscount Anson, and took part in the famous match against Eton in which A. J. Webbe scored 77 and 80, and was yet on the losing side. Lord Lichfield made 7 and 18.

LILLYWHITE, MR. HARRY F., the youngest son of the famous William Lillywhite, was born at Brighton in 1833, and died at Southampton (U.S.A.), on April 10, aged 85. He was a useful club cricketer in his younger days.

LINCOLN, MR. ROBERT, died at Grimsby May 15, aged 63. Played for the XXII in the match, in 1876, in which W. G. Grace made 500 not out. A useful bat.

LIPSCOMB, MR. WILLIAM HENRY, born November 20, 1846, died in London, April 9. Marlborough XI, 1865; Oxford XI, 1868; Hampshire 1866-67. A well-known oarsman. He earned a place in the Oxford XI, in 1868 but did not have the luck to be on the victorious side, Cambridge winning by 168 runs. At this distance of time it is not easy to say why he was given his Blue. As he went in last he was presumably chosen for his bowling but in Cambridge's second innings of 236 he only sent down seven overs. In the first innings E. M. Kenny and E. L. Fellowes bowled so well that there was no need to call on his services.

LUFF, MR. JOHN MONTAGU GEORGE AINE, died at Incinhorne, May 24, aged 57. A former captain of the Durham County XI.

LUXTON, REV. CHARLES, HENRY, Vicar of Langford Budville, Wellington, Somerset, died there October 18, aged 57. Played for Camb. Univ. v. M.C.C., 1881; v. Lancashire, 1882.

LYON, MR. WALTER JOHN, died at Tutbury, Burton-on-Trent, March 16, aged 77. Cambridge XI, 1861; Staffordshire County XI. He was on the winning side--a very strong one--against Oxford, at Lord's, scoring 15 and 16.

MACKARNESS, REV. CHARLES COLERIDGE D. D., died at Oxford on March 1, aged 67. Winchester XI, 1868. Played for Oxford v. Cambridge (Association football). For twenty-seven years Vicar of St. Martin's, Scarborough, retiring in 1916.

McLEOD CHARLES, born October 24, 1869, died November 26. While Wisden was passing through the press the news came from Melbourne by mail that Charles McLeod died on the 26th of November at his time at Toorah. Though never a great force in Australian cricket he was an excellent all-round man, good enough for a place in almost any eleven. He came to England with the great Australian team of 1899, and paid us a second visit in 1905. In both tours, without doing anything startling, he justified his selection. In 1899 he was overshadowed by the many finer batsmen on the side, but he scored 545 runs, with an average of 17. The Australians were so strong that he was given a chance in only one of the five Test matches, but against England at the Oval he scored 31 not out and 77. He was always a batsman of the ultra-careful school, very strong in defence, but undistinguished in style. Bowling fairly well in 1899 he took eighty-one wickets at a rather heavy cost. The tour of 1905 found him much the same cricketer as before; he scored 722 runs and took ninety-one wickets. This time he played in all five Test matches, but did little or nothing. For many seasons-- 1893 to 1905-- McLeod was a member of the Victorian eleven in the inter-State matches. He played an innings of 112 against England at Melbourne in 1898 and scored 100 against New South Wales in 1896.

MR. CHARLES MARRIOTT, born at Cotesbach, Leicester, on October 18, 1848, died July 9. Mr. Marriott was for a long period a very prominent and popular figure in the cricket world, being captain of the Leicestershire XI about fifteen years-- 1872 to 1887--and doing much for the county in its early days. He was three times President of the Club. Though quite a good bat at Winchester, he did not till his last year at Oxford succeed in getting his Blue. He was on the winning side against Cambridge at Lord's, but in his only innings was bowled without getting a run. He won his place for Oxford, however, strictly on his merits, scoring consistently in the trial matches at home. After his Oxford days he played a lot of cricket for the Zingari, and in later years served several times on the Committee of the M.C.C.

MESHAM, COL. ARTHUR, born December 17, 1837; died May 12, 1918, aged 80. Was in the Marlborough XI in 1856, scoring 8 and 7 v. Rugby.

MILES, COL. CHARLES NAPIER (late 1st Life Guards) C.B., M.V.O. Born April 9, 1854; died at Ingleburne, Manor, Malmesbury, after operation, May 25. Eton XI, 1871-72; Military cricket. Member of M.C.C. since 1873.

MILN, MR. WILLIAM WALLACE (Northumberland Fusiliers, attd. Bedfordshire Regt.), killed on Empire Day, aged 21. King's School, Chester, XI.

NEWHALL, MR. HARRISON LINCOLN, born in Philadelphia in 1845; died there on January 12. A member of the famous American cricket brotherhood, he was associated chiefly with the Young America C.C. He was a good left-handed batsman. In 1872 he took part in the International games in Philadelphia.

NOAKES, MR. JOHN NORMAN, died at Selsdon Park, February 4, aged 51. Beckenham C.C.

PATEL, MR. J. M. FRAMJI, one of the most staunch supporters of Indian cricket, died in Bombay on October 11th. He was the author of a very interesting book on the History of the Game in India.

PEPPER, MR. CHAS. HOLTON, born in London, September 27, 1842; died in New York City, March 27. He was a generous supporter of the game in the New York district for many years.

RAWSON, COL. RICHARD HAMILTON, M. P. for Reigate Division of Surrey from 1910, died in London, October 18, in his 56th year. Eton XI, 1880-81; Brasenose Coll., Oxford.

REID, RT. HON. SIR GEORGE HOUSTON, M.P., K.C.M.B., G.C.B., born at Johnstone, Renfrewshire, February 25, 1845; died in London September 12. Formerly Secretary and President of the New South Wales Cricket Association. A former Premier of Australia, and the first High Commissioner of the Commonwealth in London.

ROBERTS, MR. THOMAS, died about April 18th, at Burnley, aged 77. For about thirty years captain of the Burnley C.C., and well-known as a cricketer throughout North East Lancashire.

ROWE, MR. ERNEST FENTIMAN, born January 27, 1866. Captained the XI while at Felsted School, and played for Essex in 1892. He died after an operation April 14. He was a younger brother of the better-known Mr. F. E. Rowe, of Marlborough and Essex.

RUTTY, MR. WILLIAM HENRY, born in London, July 13, 1833; died at New Rochelle (N.Y.), June 14. One of the original members of the Manhattan C.C., and president of the New York Veterans' Association in 1909.

SAYRES, MR. HARRY, born June 2, 1845; died January 20. He was one of the founders of the Merion C.C., of Philadelphia, in 1865, its Treasurer in 1866, and a Vice-president in 1874.

SCOTT, DR. EDWARD JOHN LONG, died in Westminster Hospital, May 18, aged 78. A promising cricketer while at Marlborough Coll., he played for the Lincoln Coll. XI at Oxford. He was keeper of the Manuscripts at the British Museum, and Keeper of the Muniments of the Westminster Abbey.

SIM, MR. ARCHIBALD COYSGARNE, born October 14, 1855; died in London July 11, aged 62. Was in the Marlborough XI in 1873 and 1874, making 34 and 10, 0 and 9 v. Rugby. At Oxford he scored 24 in the Freshmen's match in 1875, and 12 and 8 not out in 1876, and 2 and 0 not out in 1877 for the Seniors. Obtained his Rugby Blue in 1876.

SKINNER, MR. CLIFTON MACLEAN, A.M.I.C.E. (Resident Engineer for the Admiralty in Ireland), died at Belfast November 20, aged 39. Northumberland XI, and captain of the side in 1914. A useful bat and good fast bowler.

STEDMAN, FREDK., born March 4, 1872; killed accidentally on the railway at Bray, Co. Wicklow, February 5. Surrey wicket-keeper. Engaged for ten years on the Woodbrook Ground, Ireland. Stedman was quite a good wicket-keeper for Surrey, but he could not keep his place for long when the more gifted Strudwick came on the scene.

STOCK, MR. BENJAMIN, born at Rochdale in 1861, died at Paris (Canada), August 28th. He was a useful all-round performer for the Paris C.C., of Ontario.

STUBBERFIELD, HENRY, died at Brighton, February 14. Though well remembered by many old cricketers, Stubberfield had outlived most of his early contemporaries. Born at Brighton, on the 16th of March, 1835, he played his first match at Lord's in 1858, appearing for Sussex against the M.C.C. A right-handed fast bowler, he met with great success, taking seven wickets for 50 runs in the club's second innings and winning the match. The Sussex team included John Wisden, John Lillywhite, Jimmy Dean, Mr. E. Napper, Charles Ellis, and James Southerton, whose fame as a slow bowler came some years later. Stubberfield had a long career for Sussex, and without being first-rate was a very useful bowler. When his days as an active cricketer were over he acted as umpire, and up to the time of the outbreak of the War in 1914 he was a familiar figure at the Brighton Ground.

TEMPLER, JUDGE FREDERICK GORDON, died at Eaglescliffe, Co. Durham, on August 28, in his 70th year. Harrow XI, 1867. A noted all-round athlete.

THORNTON, MR. PERCY MELVILLE, born December 29, 1841, died January 8. Though never prominent as a player Mr. Percy Thornton was all through his life a prominent and most popular figure in the cricket world. He was closely associated with Middlesex, being for some years honorary secretary to the Club. He excelled far more at athletics than at cricket, being a good half-mile runner in the early days of athletics. He sat for many years as M.P. for Clapham. Cousin of Mr. C. T. Thornton.

TROWER, REV. HENRY WILLIAM, died at Finmere, Bucks., November 16, aged 74. Not in the XI at Rugby, but played for Jesus College, M.C.C., and Buckinghamshire.

VERELST, MR. HARRY WILLIAM, born July 2nd, 1846, died April 5. Mr. Verelst was in his school days one of the most prominent Rugby batsmen, being in the School XI in 1864 and 1865. He was quite at his best in 1865 when he scored 84 and not out 23 against Marlborough at Lord's, and had a big share in Rugby's victory by nine wickets. R. G. Venables and the late Bernard Paunceforte were in the Rugby XI that year, Venables taking thirteen of the Marlborough wickets. Mr. Verelst was seldom seen in first-class cricket, but he played twice for Yorkshire, and at the old Cattle Market Ground, Islington, in 1867 he scored 78 for Gentlemen of the North against gentlemen of the South. For many years he was closely associated with the Free Foresters.

WILLIAMS, MR. O. C., who played for Victoria v. New South Wales in 1871, 1872, and 1876, died at Kandy, Colombo, in March.

WILSON, MR. THOMAS FORSYTH, died at South Shields, in June, aged 63. Captain of the South shields XI and Hon. Treasurer of the Club since 1877. Durham County XI. On the Committee, and a past President of the Durham County C.C.

WORSLEY, WM., born at Wandsworth, died at Accrington November 14. Lancashire League cricket--Accrington and Chruch--1893 to 1903; Lancashire XI, 1903-1913. During his connection with the Lancashire XI, which extended over eleven seasons Worsley proved himself a very useful wicket-keeper but he never rose to the first class.

YATES, MR. HERBERT RUSHTON, born in 1855, died at Brantford (Ont.), March 25. A very useful all-round cricketer, he was in the Cooper's Hill XI, and later a regular member of the Brantford C.C., of which for a few seasons he was captain.

Particulars of the following Deaths were not received in time for inclusion in WISDEN'S ALMANACK FOR 1918:--

ADAMSON, MR. WILLIAM MICHIE, born at Birkenhead November 3, 1859; died at Brooklyn (N.Y.) December 18, 1917. Played for the Brooklyn C.C. over 20 years.

NOBLE, MR. WILLIAM WOODBRIDGE, born in Philadelphia July 10, 1864; died November 23, 1917. A splendid bat, but prevented by business from coming to England. Won the Halifax Cup batting average as far back as 1884, and as late as 1896 and 1897. Played for the Young America C.C., and the Germantown C.C., and represented the United States against Canada in 1884-85, 1894, 1897-98. Highest score: 208 not out, for Germantown v. Radnor, in 1897.

PORTER, MR ALBERT AUGUSTUS (American Ambulance Corps), born at Niagara Falls, September 30, 1896; died suddenly in Paris, April 25, 1917. He was a member of the Ridley College (Ont.) XI, in 1914 and 1915, and afterwards played for Cornell University.

RUSSELL, MR. WALTER, died at Gibbsboro', N.J., December 20, 1917. For about twenty years one of the mainstays of the Gibbsboro' C.C. Good all-round cricketer. A punishing bat.

SCATTERGOOD, MR. ARNOLD CHASE, born at Philadelphia, April 18, 1898; died at University Hospital, of abscess on the brain, December 25, 1917. Haverford Coll. XI of 1917. A younger brother of Mr. J. H. Scattergood.

THOMSON, DR. ARCHIBALD GRAHAM, born in Philadelphia, September 13, 1869; died October 22, 1917. He was a member of the Gentlemen of Philadelphia's team which visited England in 1889, and was a most brilliant field. His highest score during the tour was 59 v. Dublin University. In 1888, 1891, and 1892 he played for United States v Canada.

TUCK, REV. ALFRED JOHNSON, died at St. Leonard's-on-Sea on December 30, 1917, aged 69. For seventeen years assistant master at Uppingham, under Dr. Thring, where he took a prominent part in the school cricket. See 60 years of Uppingham Cricket, by W. S. Patterson.

WISTER, MR. JONES, born February 3, 1839; died August 31, 1917. Last survivor of a cricketing family. Highest score 106 not out for G. S. Patterson's XI v. Dr. Cadwalader's XI, 1888.

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