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AINSLIE, CANON RICHARD MONTAGUE, a native of Easingwold, in Yorkshire, and Rector of Childwall, Liverpool, who died on December 23, aged 67, was captain of the Eleven at St. Peter's College, York, in 1876, but although a very useful cricketer, did not obtain his Blue whilst at Cambridge. He played in many matches for the Liverpool C.C.
ALLCOCK, THE REV. ARTHUR EDMUND, brother of Mr. C. H. Allcock, was born at Ravenhurst, near Harborne, in Staffordshire, on February 16, 1851, and died at Edgbaston, Birmingham, on December 23. He was educated at King Edward's School, Birmingham, but, although quite a useful batsman and a good field at mid-on and mid-off, did not obtain his Blue whilst at Cambridge. In 1874 he appeared for the Gentlemen of Warwickshire, but most of his county cricket was played for Staffordshire. In 1880 he was appointed Headmaster of the Modern Side at Wellington College, where he remained for thirteen years. From 1893 until his retirement in 1908 he was Headmaster of Highgate School.
ARMOUR, MR. JOSEPH WILLIAM, who died at Brentwood on May 14, aged 75, had been Scorer to Essex County for a period of forty-four years. His long association with the game provided him with many interesting experiences, which he could describe in a most genial manner.
AUSTEN-LEIGH, MR. CHARLES EDWARD, the second and last surviving of seven cricketing brothers, great nephews of Jane Austen, was born on June 30, 1832, and died at Frog Firle, Alfriston, Sussex, on November 17, aged 92. After being for a time at Winchester he was sent to Harrow, where he was in the Eleven in 1850 and 1851. In his matches with Eton he scored 8 and 4, 0 and 7 not out, and against Winchester made 42, 11 and 10. In his second innings in the game with Eton in 1850 he was run out by the bowler, W. P. Prest, whilst backing-up too far. He was a very steady and successfull batsman, but did not obtain a place in the Oxford Eleven. His county cricket was played for Berkshire. He had been a member of the M.C.C. since 1852.
BAINES, HARRY, who was born at Welshpool on March 1, 1855, and died in Belfast on January 17, aged 68, was a player who, with more opportunities, might well have made a name for himself. His county cricket, however, was played chiefly for Welsh sides--Montgomeryshire, Cardiganshire, and Merionethshire--though he appeared occasionally for Worcestershire and Shorpshire, and in 1878 played at Lord's for 22 Colts of England against M.C.C. In a match between F. C. Cobden's XI and Darrington in 1874 he took all ten wickets in an innings, and at Darrington in the following year took five wickets in an over and sent a bail 49 yards, 7 inches. His bowling was fast round-armed. For North of Ireland against the South Africans at Belfast in 1894 he took eight wickets in an innings for 41 runs.
BAINES, MR. JOHN WARD, born on October 26, 1851, died at Putney on January 25, aged 72. His defensive batting gained him a place in the Marlborough Eleven in 1870, when he scored 4 and 11 v. Cheltenham and 0 and 4 v. Rugby. At Oxford he took part in the Freshmen's match of 1871 and played for Wadham, but did not receive his Blue.
BARBER, RICHARD, who was found dead in a railway-carriage at Cookham Station on June 13, whilst on his way to umpire in a match at Shoeburyness, was born at Hedsor, Bucks., on August 2, 1847. A steady batsman, a useful medium-paced right-handed bowler and a good field at short-slip, his name will be found in the Buckingham Eleven and, for many years, that of the Marlow C.C. In 1871 he was engaged at Lord's by the M.C.C. and later with the Royal Military College, Sandhurst.
BAYNTON, MR. R. G., Who was born in 1900, was killed in a motor-car accident in the King's Heath district of Birmingham on September 26. He was a medium-paced bowler and played occasionally for Warwickshire in 1921 and two following years. Most of his club cricket was played for the Moseley C.C. in Birmingham League matches.
BLACK, MR. THOMAS HIRST, who died at Toronto on June 23, was born at Huddersfield, in Yorkshire, on October 17, 1889, and educated at Huddersfield College High Grade School and Glasgow University. About a fortnight before his death he scored 100 not out for the Yorkshire C.C. v. St. George at Toronto. He was a Professor at Toronto University.
BLACKLOCK, MR. CARNE P., who died at Wellington (N.Z.) on January 30, aged 40, was a good batsman and wicket-keeper. He was in the Wellington College (N.Z.) Eleven and played for Wellington in inter-Provincial matches.
BLIGH, MR. LUDOVICK EDWARD, son of the Rev. the Hon. E. V. Bligh and first cousin of the Hon. Ivo Bligh (the present Earl of Darnley), was born at Dover, on November 24, 1854, and died at Minehead on May 16, aged 69. He was not in the Eleven either at Eton or Cambridge, but he appeared for Kent in ten games between 1878 and 1884, scoring 107 runs with an average of 7.64 and taking five wickets for 31.40 runs each. He was a useful batsman and bowled with success in club matches. He had been Master of the Minehead Harriers and M.F.H. of the Dulveston, South Berks, and East Kent packs.
BOARD, JOHN HENRY, born at Clifton, February 23, 1867, died April 16. The news that Board had died from heart failure on the Kenilworth Castle, while journeying home from his annual coaching engagement in South Africa, came as a shock to all his friends. From his look of robust health no one could have seemed better assured of a long life. Board had a highly-successful career, but yet did not take quite the place that in other circumstances might have been his. He was a fine wicket-keeper--fearless and untiring--but never the best in England, and for this reason his appearances in representative elevens were few. It is from his connection with Gloucestershire cricket that he will be remembered. Coming out as a wicket-keeper for Gloucestershire in 1891 he held his post right on without a break till 1914. As he succeeded Mr. J. A. Bush, who, curiously enough, died a few months after Board, we have the interesting fact that Gloucestershire depended on two wicket-keepers for over forty years. As time went on Board developed his batting to such a remarkable extent that in six seasons-- 1900, 1905, 1906, 1907, 1909, and 1911--he made over 1,000 runs, his highest score being 214 against Somerset at Bristol in 1900. He had perhaps no special distinction of style, but his defence was sound, his hitting very hard, and his pluck unflinching. Board went only once to Australia, going out with Mr. Stoddart's second team in 1897-98. As wicket-keeper for that unsuccessful side he was simply the understudy to William Storer, and did not take part in any of the Test Matches. He had more prominence in trips to South Africa in 1898-99 and 1905-6. For several winters he did excellent work as a coach at Hawke's Bay, New Zealand, and in matches there hit up scores of 134 and 195. In 1921 Board became one of the regular umpires in county matches, and was on the list at the time of his death. He took his benefit at Bristol in 1901, the Surrey match being allotted to him. It is an interesting fact that Board kept wicket in a first-class match before appearing for Gloucestershire, taking part in the North and South Match for Rylott's benefit at Lord's in 1891. Quite unknown at the time, he passed through a severe ordeal with great credit. The first of his appearances in Gentlemen and Players' matches was at the Oval in 1896, and his last at Lord's in 1910.--S.H.P.
BORROWES, LIEUT.-COL. SIR KILDARE DIXON, 10th Bart., who was born on September 21, 1852, and died on October 19, was a good free-hitting batsman and a very useful wicket-keeper. In 1870 and 1871 he was in the Cheltenham Eleven and in the latter year, when he was captain, scored 116 v. Liverpool and 99 v. Marlborough. He played for Essex in 1878 and for Middlesex in 1882. He took part in many regimental matches and other military games, especially for Aldershot Division. He also played for M.C.C. and the Yorkshire Gentlemen's C.C.
BOUSFIELD, MR. ROBERT, who died on April 29, after an operation, was a well-known cricketer whose appearances for Durham County extended over a period of ten years. In 1897 he had a batting average of 47.83 for the side, but he was probably at his best two years later when, playing far more frequently, he scored 718 runs and averaged 34.19, making 160 against Northamptonshire at West Hartlepool and 155 in the return at Northampton. At his best he was a brilliant batsman and fieldsman, a useful change bowler and a sound captain. He was educated at Bishop Auckland Grammar School, of which he was headmaster at the time of his death, and Durham University.
BRADFORD, LT-COL. OLIVER JOHN, who was born on January 30, 1840, and died at Lustleigh, Devon, on December 9, was in the Marlborough College XI. In 1857, when he scored 11 and 0 not out v. Rugby and 13 and 1 v. Cheltenham. He was described as an Excellent backstop and a fair bowler; but rather too fond of `letting the loose uns off.'
BUSH, MR. ARTHUR JAMES, born July 28, 1850, died on September 21. Mr. Bush, who had been in failing health for some little time before his death, will always have a distinct place in cricket history. He was the Gloucestershire wicket-keeper in those far-off days in the'70's, when the county had its golden time and for two seasons at least-- 1876 and 1877--stood far ahead of all rivals. I often wonder what the class of club cricket in and around Bristol must have been that the Graces, immediately after the formation of the County Club, could find such first rate material ready to their hands. Mr. Bush was only one of many who at once enrolled themselves under W. G.'s banner. He went right through the great days-- Gloucestershire never lost a match at home till the first Australian eleven beat them at Clifton in 1878--and held his post for long afterwards, playing less and less as time went on and finally dropping out of the team after the season of 1890. He went to Australia with W. G. Grace's eleven in 1873-74 and, quoting W. G. It was the general opinion of the team that no wicket-keeper alive could have done better or stood the wear and tear of the task so well. In 1874 and 1875 Mr. Bush kept wicket for Gentlemen v. Players at Lord's and would very likely have been picked in later years but in 1876 Alfred Lytellton appeared on the scene. In this connection it is interesting to recall the fact that Mr. Bush was the wicket-keeper when the Gentlemen beat the Australians at Prince's in 1878. He was a wonderfully safe catch whatever the pace of the bowling. Though originally chosen for Gloucestershire on account of his batting and fielding Mr. Bush--at any rate in first class company--had no pretensions as a batsman. Still, if he had not struck in against Yorkshire at Cheltenham in 1876 W. G.'s famous innings would have fallen short of 318 not out. In his young days Mr. Bush was a Rugby International..--S.H.P.
BUXTON, MR. EDWARD NORTH, born on September 1st, 1840, died at Buckhurst Hill on January 9, aged 83. A good forward player and effective field, he appeared for Norfolk and Essex but did not secure his Blue for Cambridge. For sixty-one years he was Vice-President of the Woodford Wells C.C., and at the Club's Diamond Jubilee gave £1,000 towards purchasing the freehold of the ground. For years, too, he was one of the moving spirits of the Cricket Company at Upton Park. He will, however, always be best remembered for helping to save Epping forest for the public and to secure the Fairlop Playing fields. His wife was sister of Sir Kenelm Digby, of the Harrow and Oxford Elevens.
CAMPBELL, MR. GEORGE THEOPHILUS, who died suddenly in Kensington on March 27, aged 51, was in the Fettes Eleven in 1887 and three following years, being captain in 1889 and 1890. He was seen at his best in his fourth season, when he scored 741 runs and was first in the averages with 61.75, besides taking most wickets--42--for 12.28 runs each. That year he made 191 not out v. Old Fettessians. In 1889-90 he was captain of the Football XV., and, being a great three-quarter, played for Scotland in International matches from 1892 until 1900. He could hit well all round the wicket but was somewhat erratic; his bowling broke back well, and he was a brilliant field.
CAMPBELL, MR. THOMAS, the well-known South African cricketer, was killed in the Natal railway accident which occurred to the up-mail train from Durban at Milndale early on the morning of October 5th. He was born in Natal on February 9, 1882, and was thus over 42 years at the time of his death. As a batsman he was of small account, although in a Test match against England at Durban in 1909-10 he played an innings of 48, but as a wicket-keeper he gained much note. He made his first appearance for the Transvaal in Currie Cup matches in 1906-7, and four seasons later toured Australia as a member of the South African Team. With Percy Sherwell's services at command, however, he took part in none of the Test matches. In 1909-10, when South Africa won the rubber at England's expense, he took part in four games, and in 1912 he visited England. Whilst in this country rheumatism in the hands prevented him from showing his best form, and the only time he took part in one of the Triangular Tournament matches was when he played against England at Lord's. Remembering the circumstances of his death, it is interesting to recall that on December 16, 1916, he fell out of the Cape mail train from Johannesburg. He was picked up in an unconscious condition by the driver of a goods train and was found to be suffering from concussion of the brain and other head injuries. He was removed to Krugersdorp Hospital, and for some time it was doubtful if he would recover.
CATERER, MR. T. AINSLIE who died in the last week of August, aged 65, was a left-handed bowler who had played a few times for South Australia. For many years he was Chairman of the Ground and Finance Committee of Adelaide Oval, and from 1918 to 1921 was Chairman of the Cricket Committee. He was a member of the old Kensington C.C.
CHAMBERLAYNE, MR. TANKERVILLE, who was born on August 9, 1843, and died at Cranbury Park, Hants., on May 17, was not in the Eleven at either Eton or Oxford, but he was a keen follower and generous supporter of the game. On his ground at Cranbury Park in August, 1864, a famous double-tie match was played, each side--it was between Cranbury Park and I Zingari--scoring 188 and 94, the second innings total thus being exactly half the first. Mr. Chamberlayne, who represented Southampton in the Conservative interest for some years, was son of Mr. Thomas Chamberlayne who presided over the meeting at which the Hampshire County C.C. was formed.
COPE, MR. HENRY, who was born in Philadelphia on September 16, 1850, and died there on July 26, was a very great lover indeed of the game. He was responsible for laying out the cricket grounds at Haverford College in 1875, and on that account they were named Cope Field. He also organised and directed five teams of Haverford cricketers to England between 1896 and 1914. He was a member of the Haverford College, University, Germantown and Philadelphia Clubs.
CORDEN, CHARLES, born at Croydon on December 30, 1874, died at his native place on February 26. He was for some time a useful member of the Surrey Second Eleven. In 1900 he made the first of his few appearances for Worcestershire, and against Cambridge University the next year scored 51 not out and 42 for the County on the Cambridge ground. Possibly the best innings of his career was his 102 and 15 of Mitcham v. T. Richardson's XI. in September, 1898, when he had the bowling of Richardson, Brockwell and Braund to contend with.
DURAND, THE RIGHT HON. SIR HENRY MORTIMER, G.C.M.G., K.C.S.I., K.C.I.E., P.C., who was born in 1850, died at Minehead, in Somerset, on June 8. He was educated at Blackheath School, and although he never gained fame as an active cricketer, he was fond of the game, and whilst British Ambassador to the United States played occasionally with the Washington C.C. (D.C.) and with the Lenox C.C. (Mass.) where he spent the summer months.
ELLIS, MR. BERNARD, a great lover of the game, died on October 17, aged 63. He was for some time Hon. Cricket Secretary to the Old Carthusian Cricket and Football Club and Editor of Charterhouse Records 1850 to 1890.
FAIRBANKS, MR. WALTER, who was born at Luton, near Chatham, in Kent, on April 13, 1852, died at Guildford on August 25, aged 72. A capital batsman and a very good field at point, he was in the Clifton College Eleven from 1869 to 1871, in his last year making 129 not out against Sherborne. He did not obtain his Blue for Cambridge, but he played Rugby football for the University. His name will be found occasionally in the Gloucestershire team between 1877 and 1884, but he never did himself justice for the County. At Portsmouth in 1885 he played an innings of 219 for Old Cliftonians v. United Services. For some time he was a master at Clifton College.
FINNEY, SIR STEPHEN, C.I.E., born on September 8, 1852, died in London on March 1, aged 71. A good hard-hitting batsman, he was in the Clifton College XI. in 1870 and 1871, averaging 24.7 in the former year and 35.12 in the latter. His fielding at long-leg and cover-point was considered excellent. In 1872 and 1873 he represented England at Rugby Football against Scotland.
FISH, THE VENERABLE PREBENDARY LAUNCELOT JOHN, Archdeacon of Bath, who died at Bath on September 29, aged 63, was a staunch supporter of Somerset cricket. He was not in the Eleven whilst at Harrow and Cambridge.
FORD, MR. ALFRED LAWSON, a cousin of the Messrs. Walker of Southgate, died at Lynmouth, in Devon, on October 6, aged 80. A very useful man in club cricket, he was identified for a long period with the Southgate C.C., and from 1860, when he left school, until 1904 he bowled in every match in which he took part. He was the author of Curiosities of Cricket and Index to Scores and Biographies, and was a leading authority on the bibliography of the game for he was one of the greatest collector of cricket books, prints and pictures. An interview with him appeared in Cricket of February 22, 1906.
GARDNER, MR. HERBERT WILSON, who died on December 5, aged 72, was educated at Rugby, where he was coached by Alfred Diver. He hit well and scored fast, and was a very good field at cover-point. Obtaining a place in the Eleven in 1868, he played three times against Marlborough and on each occasion was on the winning side. (In the match of 1869 his captain, C. K. Francis, took seventeen wickets for 40 runs.) His own scores in the three games were 39 not out, 9 and 14, 10 and 16 not out. In 1869, owing largely to an innings of 136 v. Liverpool, his average was 25.43; a year later, when he was captain and won the toss 14 times out of 15, it was 18.94. In 1870 he and T. S. Pearson won the Public Schools Rackets Challenge Cup. After leaving Rugby his most important cricket was played for Staffordshire, Free Foresters and M.C.C., of which he had been a member since 1875.
GARNIER, MR. EDWARD THOMAS, who died on December 11, aged 48, was not in the Eleven either at Marlborough or Oxford, but he played with success for Norfolk for several years, commencing in 1899. He averaged 34.00 for the County in his first season, 33.71 in 1901 and 31 in 1904. Whilst at the University he ran in the hurdles against Cambridge in 1896-7-8, winning each time. Both his father (Canon E. S. Garnier) and uncle (Canon T. P. Garnier) were Oxford Cricket Blues, and his grandfather--Thomas Garnier, Dean of Lincoln--would have been one, too, but whilst he was in the University Eleven there was no match with Cambridge. Mr. G. R. Garnier, brother of Mr. E. T., has played for Sherborne and Norfolk.
GILBERT, MR. WALTER RALEIGH, was born in London on September 16, 1853, and died at Calgary, in Alberta, Canada, on July 26, aged 70. A steady batsman, a very useful slow round-armed bowler, and a very good field at long-leg and cover-point, he played for Middlesex by birth in 1873 and 1874, for Gloucestershire by residence 1876 to 1886, and four times for the Gentlemen v. Players between 1874 and 1877. He also appeared in a few stray matches for Worcestershire and Northants. In 1873-4 he toured Australia under the captaincy of his cousin, W. G. Grace, and he took part in a very large number of minor matches, especially for the United South of England Eleven, which he managed after the death of G. F. Grace in 1880. His fielding at deep-leg to W. G. Grace's bowling was always excellent, for he covered much ground and was a sure catch. Although overshadowed by his famous cricketing cousins, he played a prominent part in the victories gained during Gloucestershire's greatest years. For Thornbury v. Sneyd Park in 1874 he made 254 not out, but in a match of note his highest innings was 205 not out for An England Eleven at Cambridge against the University in 1876, when he batted for about seven hours without a mistake and carried his bat through; he hit a 5, nine 4's and as many as sixty-six singles, and batted on each of the three days. At Canterbury later in the same season he scored 143 for Kent and Gloucestershire against England, and at Gloucester in 1885 made 102 v. Yorkshire. In the match with Notts. at Clifton in the last mentioned year he took seventy minutes to obtain 4 runs in his first innings, and two hours and three-quarters to score 21 in his second. Against Sussex at Brighton in 1878 he took four wickets for 12 runs and in the return, at Cheltenham, four for 8, while in the match with Lancashire at Clifton in 1878 he and W. G. Grace bowled unchanged through both innings. At the beginning of 1886 he became a professional, and the season was not far advanced before his career in first-class cricket ended abruptly. He then left England for Canada. He kept up the game in the Dominion and made hundreds in both Halifax and Montreal.
GOODFELLOW, MR. JAMES EDWARD, born in Surrey on August 21, 1850, died in Adelaide in July, aged 73. A good medium-paced bowler and a capital field, especially at slip and to his own bowling, he played occasionally for South Australia and often for the South Adelaide C.C. He was a member of the firm of Goodfellow and Hele, which published a Cricketers' Almanack for 1878-9.
GREEN, MR. JOHN PUGH, who died in Philadelphia, his native place, on March 9, aged 85, will be remembered as the author of Tour of the Gentlemen of Philadelphia in Great Britain, 1884. By One of the Committee. He played for the Merion C.C. and was for some years President of the Pennsylvania Railroad Company. He was also one of the founders and for a long time President of the Belmont C.C., whose history he has written.
GREGORY, ROBERT CLARK, a very useful professional batsman, at one time identified with the game in Essex, died at Milford in Surrey, on August 18, aged 77. In his later years he kept up the game at Winfrith, in Dorset, and Witley, in Surrey.
GRENFELL, COL. CECIL ALFRED, born on February 13, 1864, died at Windsor on August 10. A batsman who could drive well and a good wicket-keeper, he was a member of the Eton Eleven of 1883, when he scored 19 v. Harrow and 4 and 5 v. Winchester. The late Capt. F. O. Grenfell, V.C., who played for Eton in 1899, was his half-brother.
HARPER, MR. LEONARD VYSE, born at Balham, in Surrey, on December 12, 1880, died at his native place on January 13, aged 43. A free-hitting batsman and a brilliant field at mid-off, he was in the Rossall Eleven in 1896, 1897, 1898 and 1900, being captain in the two last mentioned years. (He was absent during 1899.) At Cambridge he obtained his Blue as a Freshman, and in 1901 played a beautiful, if lucky, innings of 84 against Oxford. In 1904, when he appeared for Surrey in half-a-dozen games, he came into the Gentlemen v. Players match at the Oval as a substitute, but failed to distinguish himself. He represented his University at hockey as well as at cricket.
HIDE, JESSE BOLLARD, who was born at Eastbourne on March 12, 1857, died at Edinburgh on March 19, aged 67. A useful steady batsman and fast bowler and a good field at point and long-stop, he played his first match for Sussex in 1876 and his last in 1893, but he did not assist the side between 1878 and 1883, being engaged at Adelaide, in Australia. For the County he made 4,691 runs with an average of 16.12 and took 460 wickets for 20.87 runs each. Against Kent at Hove he scored 112 in 1884 and 173 in 1886, and on the same ground he also made 115 v. Cambridge University in 1887 and 130 v. Gloucestershire in 1888. Against Lancashire at Manchester in 1885 he had eight wickets in an innings for 47 runs, and in the match with M.C.C. at Lord's in 1890 took four wickets--those of Flowers, W. J. Ford, C. W. Wright and J. S. Russel--with consecutive balls. For 15 of South Australia against The Australian Eleven of 1882, at Adelaide in 1882-3, he bowled 64 balls for one run--a remarkable feat against so strong a team. In minor matches for Eastbourne he accomplished several noteworthy performances. Thus, in 1883 he took all ten wickets for 11 runs v. M.C.C., and two years later, against Bexley, his figures were 8 for 43 and all ten for 39. In the latter match he also played an innings of 115. For Sussex Club and Ground v. 17 Colts in 1890 he had an analysis of 14 overs for 1 run and one wicket. His benefit match was Sussex v. Nottinghamshire at Hove in 1894. Commencing in 1896, he assisted Cornwall for a few seasons, and for that county he obtained 14 wickets v. Glamorganshire at Swansea in 1897, and a dozen v. Dorset at Truro a year later, also playing an innings of 84 in the latter match.
HOAR, ALFRED ERNEST, who died at Chiddingfold, in Surrey, his native place, on November 23, aged 57, was one of the Second-class Umpires from 1911 until 1923. In 1899 his name will be found in the Durham County Eleven.
HOLLINS, SIR FRANK, 1ST BART., President of the Lancashire County Cricket Club, 1919-20, was born on April 16, 1843, and died at Oldbury Grove, near Bridgnorth, on January 27. He was father of Mr. A. M. Hollins, who has succeeded to the title, and of Messrs. F. H. and J. C. H. L. Hollins.
HORNER, MR. JAMES, born at Ashton-under-Lyne on April 20, 1848, died at Stockport on July 18, aged 76. He was for thirty years Honorary Secretary of the Stockport C.C. For some years, too, he was Hon. Treasurer of the Lancashire County C.C. and at the time of his death was a Vice-President of the Club.
HUMBLE-CROFTS, THE REV. PREBENDARY WILLIAN JOHN, born at Sutton Rectory, near Chesterfield, on December 9, 1846, died (Rector of Waldron, Sussex) on July 1, aged 77. A useful batsman and good cover-point, he played for Derbyshire in 1873, 1874 and 1877, as well as for the Yorkshire Gentlemen C.C. and Free Foresters. He did not obtain his blue whilst at Oxford.
HUMPHREYS, MR. WILLIAM AVERILL, who was born on January 24, 1886, and died in a nursing home in London on May 21, was a member of the Harrow Eleven of 1904. Against Eton he scored 4 not out and 4, and took two wickets for 84 runs in a total of 406, Harrow being beaten by an innings and 12 runs. In the Great War he served as a Lieutenant in the 2nd Dragoon Guards.
HUNT, MR. HENRY ROBERT, who died in London on September 12, aged 75, was a member of the Uppingham Elevens of 1865 and 1866, when he was described as A fine bat, with a very strong defence, and a hard hitter, especially to the off; is a first-rate field at long-leg possessing a quick return. In his two matches against Repton--the first ever played between the Schools--he scored 5 and 2, 35 and 20 not out. In 1866 he carried his bat through the innings for 20 v. Old Boys. Subsequently he played for M.C.C., Uppingham Rovers, Quidnuncs and Burghley Park.
HUNT, MR. WALTER HENRY, born on March 1, 1858, died at Sidmouth on January 1, aged 65, was in the Marlborough Eleven in 1876, when it was said of him: A very lucky bat, with good powers for leg-hitting; is out of it to slows, though fair to fast. He did not distinguish himself in his Public School matches.
HUSEY-HUNT, MR. JAMES HUBERT, born on April 20, 1853, died at Hove on May 13. As J. H. Senior he was a member of the Marlborough Eleven of 1871, when he scored 7 and 0 v. Cheltenham and 32 and 9 v. Rugby. He had been tried for the side a year earlier, when he was unfortunate enough to obtain spectacles in the match with Cheltenham. His fielding was excellent, but although he was a hard-hitting batsman he had little defence.
INGLIS, MR. GORDON, of Sydney (Australia), the author of Sport and Pastime in Australia, died in Northern Peru on July 22 at the early age of thirty-nine.
KENDALL, THOMAS, died at Hobart on the 17th of August at the age of 72. He had lived in Hobart for forty-three years, being employed all that time by the Mercury Newspaper, but he was born in Bedfordshire. Tom Kendall may be described as, perhaps, the best Australian bowler who never came to England. Indeed in his young days, though his opportunities in first class company were few, he ranked as a left handed bowler, slow to medium pace, with the famous Frank Allan. From all accounts he had a wonderful command over his length and could break either way. He was regarded as one of the certainties for the trip to England in 1878 but for some reason he was dropped after the preliminary tour. Still though so little was seen of him in big matches he did enough for fame. Next to Charles Bannerman he had the biggest share in beating James Lillywhite's team at Melbourne in March 1877--the first victory gained by Australia over an England side on level terms. In that match Kendall took eight wickets for 109 runs and in the return--won by the Englishmen--six for 106. Writing home to the Sportsman at that time James Southerton said how greatly Australian cricket had improved since his visit with W. G. Grace's team three years before and expressed a positive opinion that if Kendall were in England no representative side would be complete without him. Such praise from such an expert should have prepared us for the class of bowling we were to see in 1878. Kendall was past his best when Ivo Bligh's team toured Australia in 1882-83 but, as one reads in the first Badminton Book, he greatly impressed A. G. Steel. Two incidents in Kendall's career deserve record in Wisden. Playing at Melbourne for Fifteen of Victoria in 1874 he got W. G. Grace caught off his bowling for eight and in March 1892, when Lord Sheffield's team visited Hobart, he bowled the great man for 27.--S. H. P.
only one of the Test matches and losing the other four. Lees had his benefit at the Oval-- Surrey v. Yorkshire--in 1906 and profited to the extent of £1,356. During the three days 66,923 sixpences were taken at the gates. He did the hat-trick v. Hampshire at Southampton, in 1897, and bowled unchanged with Rushby through both innings v. Lancashire at Manchester in 1908.
Against London County at the Oval in 1904 he took five wickets for 7 runs in 42 balls, his victims including W. G. Grace, W. L. Murdoch, A. C. MacLaren and Poidevin. The same season he took five for 7 runs in fifty-five balls v. Hampshire on the same ground.
LINDSAY, MR. DAVID JOHNSON, who died at Belfast on May 12, aged 71, was an enthusiastic cricketer and acted as secretary of the first cricket club formed in Belfast, which led to the establishment of the Ulster Cricket Club. It then went by the name of University. He was also closely identified with the North of Ireland C.C. from 1871, and was a Vice-President of the Northern Cricket Union. He played for many of the Irish club teams which visited England.
LONG, THE 1ST LORD, OF WRAXALL, P.C., who was born at Bath, on July 13, 1854, died at Rood Ashton, Trowbridge, on September 26. As Walter Hume Long he was in the Harrow Eleven in 1873, when, by scoring 36 and 17, he contributed to Eton's defeat by five wickets. He was a good, free-hitting batsman and an excellent field at cover-point. Mr. R. P. Long, of the Harrow teams of 1843-4, was his father. Lord Long entered Parliament in 1880 and held various offices, the last time being from 1919 to 1921 as First Lord of the Admiralty. In 1906 he was President of the M.C.C. His name will be found in the Wiltshire and Devonshire Elevens.
LONG, ROBERT, born at Richmond on November 9, 1846, died at Enfield on August 6. It was at one time thought he might do well as a fast bowler, but in his two matches for Surrey in 1870 he met with no success. At various times he was engaged by Christ College (Finchley), Winchester College, and Beaumont College (Old Windsor).
LONGDEN, MR. ARTHUR, who died at Christchurch (his native place), New Zealand, in July, played several times for Canterbury and against Wellington in January, 1884, made a score of 42.
MALLAM, MR. THOMAS WILLIAM, who died at Littlemore, near Oxford, on March 10, aged 71, was in the Cheltenham Eleven in 1870 and 1871. As a batsman he was somewhat uncertain, but he could bowl a useful slow ball and he was a most brilliant field at cover-point.
MANLEY, MR. HARRY, born at Wellington, in Somerset, on May 12, 1859, died at West New Brighton, Staten Island (N. J.) on March 14. During his forty years' residence in the United States he played first with the King's County C.C. and later with the Staten Island. Athletic Club, with which he was associated prominently for thirty seasons. He did much for Amateur Association Football in America.
MANSFIELD, MR. EDWARD DILLON, who was born on February 12, 1845, died at Finchampstead, Berks, on November 10. In 1864 he was in the Marlborough College Eleven and that year played against both Cheltenham and Rugby. At Oxford, he took part in the Freshmen's match of 1865, but he did not gain his Blue. His name will be found in a few Dorset matches.
MARTIN, MR. ERIC, M.C., R.A.F., born on May 20, 1894, was killed in a flying accident at Duxford Aerodrome, near Cambridge, on May 2. He was educated at Christ's College, Finchley, and played on various occasions for Middlesex between 1919 and 1923, his best feat for the County being to score 64 against Essex at Leyton in 1919, when he and Murrell added 152 for the ninth wicket in an hour and a quarter. He was captain of the Finchley C.C. and a prominent member of the Casuals Football Club.
MCALLEN, MR. CHARLES, a former Tasmanian representative, died at Hobart in January, aged 65. He was a member of the Derwent C.C., and was an excellent batsman and wicket-keeper.
MCCORMICK, THE RT. REV. DR. JOSEPH GOUGH, Dean of Manchester, who was born in London in 1874, died at Higher Broughton, Manchester, on August 30, after an operation, aged 50. He was a son of the Rev. Joseph McCormick, the famous old Cambridge Double Blue, and whilst still captain of the Exeter School Eleven appeared for Devonshire. His great height, 6ft. 4in., enabled him to get well over the ball, and as a batsman he possessed a sound, defensive style. Although he was not in the Eleven whilst at Cambridge, he played successfully for Norfolk for several seasons, commencing in 1899, making four hundreds for the County. In or about the year 1895 his name will be found in the Kent Second Eleven. He was also a member of I Zingari, M.C.C. and the Liverpool C.C., and had served on the Committee of the Lancashire County C.C. It was on his suggestion that H. Martyn, with whom he was contemporary at Exeter School, took up wicket-keeping.
MERRIMAN, MR. WILLIAM ROBERT, who died at Sampingham, Marlborough, on January 5, in his eighty-eighth year, was a member of the Winchester Eleven of 1854. He scored 8 and 0 v. Harrow and 1 and 13 v. Eton, being first man in in each match. It was said of him: Is a very steady player, a useful man to put in first; he is also good in the field.
MONEY, THE REV. WALTER BAPTIST, who was born at Sternfield in Suffolk on the 27th of July, 1848, died suddenly at Edgbaston on the 1st of march. As Walter Money retired from first-class cricket directly he entered the Church, only people whose memories go back more than fifty years will recall him in the field, but for a few seasons he was in the first flight of amateur cricketers--a dominating figure at Harrow and Cambridge. Few men have ever had a pleasanter experience of Lord's ground. In the matches there that specially appealed to him, he was never on the losing side till in 1871, Butler--taking all ten wickets in the first innings--brought about the down-fall of the Cambridge eleven. Money was in the very strong Harrow teams that beat Eton in one innings in 1865 and 1866 and was captain in the drawn game of 1867. In those days he was essentially an all-round player and more to be feared for his lob bowling than his batting. He took in the three matches twenty-one Eton wickets, doing the hat trick in 1866. By the way Canon McCormick, who saw all the lob bowlers from William Clarke to Walter Humphreys, thought that Money in his prime was always underrated.
Going up from Harrow with a big reputation, Money stepped straight into the Cambridge eleven as a Freshman in 1868 and played the regulation four years. He does not seem to have been in residence in 1871, as he only took part in the London matches, and to judge from his scores he could scarcely have been in full practice. Cambridge beat Oxford by 168 runs in 1868 and by 58 runs in 1869. Then came the two runs victory in 1870--Cobden's match--when Money was captain. In 1871 Oxford won by eight wickets. Of the many stories that have enshrouded the Cobden match--the Balaclava Charge of the cricket field--Money himself contributed one of the best, telling how Jack Dale, when reproached for allowing a simple catch at point to go unheeded, apologised by saying I'm awfully sorry, Walter, I was looking at a lady getting out of a drag.
Money's record at Cambridge was curiously uneven. Only in 1868 was he in form both as batsman and bowler--he had a batting average of 31 that year and took 30 wickets for less than 10½ runs each. In 1869 he bowled better than ever, but for the time he lost his batting, his best score for Cambridge in six matches being 23 not out. Then in 1870 there was a great change. His skill in bowling lobs deserted him but he batted as he had never batted before, scoring 165 against Birkenhead Park Club and Ground at Cambridge and 134 against Surrey at the Oval. He failed in the University match, but his average for Cambridge was 53--very high indeed in those days. He was at the top of his form and for Gentlemen against Players at the Oval he enjoyed the biggest success of his cricket life, scoring 70 and not out 109. Fenner's and the Oval were the grounds that suited him best. Like two of his brilliant contemporaries at Cambridge--H. A. Richardson and F. E. R. Fryer--but not to the same extent, he found the wickets at Lord's rather too difficult for him. In a word, with all his fine qualities as a batsman, he had not the defence of Yardley or Ottaway.--S.H.P.
NEAME, MR. LAURENCE HARDING, who died at Beckenham, on August 24, aged 71, was for some years associated prominently with the old Crystal Palace C.C.
NEED, PHILIP, who died of pneumonia on November 23, aged 76, had been well known to hundreds of cricketers as the pavilion attendant at Lord's, where he had been engaged for forty-five years. By birth he was a Nottinghamshire man, and before going to the M.C.C. had been in the service of the late Mr. Arthur Walker, of Southgate, for about seven years. The North v. South match at Lord's in 1900 was given to him for his benefit. Need, who was a Vice-President of the Cross Arrows C.C., always carried out his duties most conscientiously and was much respected by all who knew him.
NEWTON, FREDERICK ARTHUR, born at Denaby Main, Yorkshire, on September 16, 1887, was killed by a fall of roof on August 8, whilst at work at the Staveley Coal and Iron Company's Warsop Main Colliery. He was a good batsman and field, and a fair change leg-break bowler, right-hand. He played occasionally for Derbyshire, commencing in 1909, and against Warwickshire at Blackwell--the match in which Warren and Mr. J. Chapman put on 283 for the ninth wicket--scored 87 in an hour and three-quarters without a mistake, hitting fifteen 4's.
O'KEEFFE, FRANK ALOYSIUS, born at Waverley, Sydney, on May 11, 1896, died on March 26, at the New End Hospital, Hampstead, of peritonitis, at the early age of 27. A brilliant batsman and field as well as a very useful slow right-handed bowler, a great future seemed in store for him. He had performed splendidly in Australia before coming to England, and would, had he lived, have been qualified for Lancashire by residence last June. Our climate, unfortunately, did not suit him, and he was never in the best of health while in this country. After playing for Waverley C.C. he appeared for Paddington for two years under M. A. Noble's captaincy, and for New South Wales against Queensland in 1920-1 he scored 83 at Sydney and 4 and 72 at Brisbane. Settling in Melbourne, where he thought his skill would be better appreciated, he enjoyed a most successful season in 1921-2. In succession he made 87 and 79 for Victoria v. New South Wales at Sydney, 177 and 144 for Rest of Australia v. The Australian Eleven of 1921 in Iredale's benefit match on the same ground, and 180 for Victoria v. South Australia at Adelaide, where he and E. R. Mayne (85) put up 144 for the first wicket. Accepting an engagement with the Church C.C., in the Lancashire League, he was disappointing in 1922, but for the club a year later he scored 650 runs with an average of 40.62 and took 50 wickets for 14.38 runs each. He was a man of much personal charm, and his early death was regretted by a very large number of friends.
PABST, DR. J. C., who died suddenly at Wellington (N. Z.) on May 19, aged 55, was a useful batsman and wicket-keeper. He was an Australian by birth and played for Melbourne University and between 1895 and 1898, for Auckland.
PARK, MR. ALFRED HEATH, who played for New South Wales against the early English teams which visited Australia and also in three of the games with Victoria, died on January 16, aged 83. He was born at Oatlands, in Tasmania, on April 15, 1840.
PATTERSON, MR. C. STUART, who died at Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia, Pa., on November 8, had been an active cricketer with the Philadelphia and Young America Clubs. He was father of Mr. George S. Patterson.
PEPYS, THE REV. JOHN ALFRED, born in London in April, 1838, died at Bexhill on March 22, aged 85. He was in the Eton Eleven in 1855 and 1856, making 4 and 1 and 31 (top score) in his two matches against Winchester. Owing to illness he did not play against Harrow in 1855, and in the next year there was no game with that side owing to Dr. Goodford's prohibition. In 1861 he gained his Blue for Oxford, and obtained spectacles against Cambridge. He also represented his University in the Tennis Doubles in 1860. Appearing for Kent in thirteen matches between 1859 and 1869, he made 229 runs and averaged 10.90, his highest score being 44 v. M.C.C. at Canterbury in 1869. For the Gentlemen of Kent he made 54 v. Gentlemen of England at Lord's in 1859, 53 v. Gentlemen of Sussex at Tunbridge Wells in 1861, and 77 v. I Zingari at Canterbury in 1869. For M.C.C. v. Oxford University at Lord's in 1866 he played an innings of 55. He was described as A good free hitter, especially forward, and an admirable field at cover-point and long-leg. His brother, Mr. A. Pepys, played for Eton against Harrow in 1863.
PILLING, WILLIAM, who kept wicket for, Lancashire in one match in 1891, died at Stretford, Manchester, March 27, aged 66. He was brother of Richard Pilling.
PORTUS, MR. JOHN, who died at Leura (N.S.W.), on November 6, aged 67, was for long prominently identified with the game in Australia. He succeeded Dave Gregory as Hon. Secretary of the New South Wales Cricket Association and had represented the State on the old Australian Cricket Council. He was one of the founders of the Paddington Cricket Club and helped to organise District Club Cricket in Sydney.
RAWLIN, JOHN THOMAS, born at Greasborough, near Rotherham, in Yorkshire, on November 10, 1857, died at his native place on January 19, aged 66. In addition to being a fast-medium bowler with a high delivery and a little break both ways, he was a hard-hitting batsman who scored freely when set. He played for Yorkshire in five matches between 1880 and 1885, was a member of the M.C.C. ground-staff 1887-1911, and took 631 wickets for Middlesex between 1889 and 1909. In 1887-8 he visited Australia with Mr. G. F. Vernon's Team, and in 1892, 1895 and 1896 appeared for the Players. Four times he took as many as eight wickets in an innings for Middlesex--for 64 runs v. Somerset at Taunton in 1891, for 52 v. Yorkshire at Leeds in 1892, for 29 v. Gloucestershire at Bristol in 1893, and for 50 v. Yorkshire at Sheffield in 1894. He also obtained seven at a cost of 18 runs v. Notts. at Lord's in 1895, and with J. T. Hearne bowled unchanged throughout v. Sussex at Hove in 1892 and v. Surrey at the Oval four years later. For M.C.C. v. Notts. at Lord's in 1891 he had an analysis of four for 8. Two benefit matches, at Lord's, were given to him, Middlesex contending with Somerset in 1896 and with Sussex in 1911. His highest score for the County was 100 v. Surrey at Lord's in 1899.
RAWSON, COL. HERBERT RAWSON, who was born at Mauritius on September 3, 1852, died in a nursing home in London on October 18. He was educated at Wallace's (Cheltenham) and Westminster, and in 1873 played in one match for Kent, catching one and stumping three of the thirteen wickets lost by W. G. Grace's XI at Gravesend. The next year he was invited to play in the Canterbury Week, but was unable to do so as he was ordered abroad with his regiment.
REEDMAN, MR. JOHN C., born on October 9, 1867, died at Adelaide on March 25, aged 56. He was an effective but not a graceful batsman, a useful change bowler, and a really great fieldsman, being a sure catch, covering much ground and having a splendid return to the wicket. He never toured England, but for some years he enjoyed a big reputation in his own country. For South Australia, which State he captained on a few occasions, he scored 113 v. Victoria at Adelaide in March, 1894, and took thirteen wickets for 149 runs (seven for 54 and six for 95) against the same side in 1904-5. At Sydney in March, 1899, when playing for The Rest v. The Australian Eleven, he made 51 in his first innings and 108 in his second. On his only appearance in a Test match he scored 17 and 4: that was at Sydney in 1894-5, when England, after going in against a total of 586, won by 10 runs. For many years Reedman coached at St. Peter's College, Adelaide, and captained the North Adelaide C.C. He was also in quite the front rank as a footballer. By occupation he was a postman.
RICARDO, COL. FRANCIS CECIL, who was born on July 3, 1852, died at Cookham, Berks, on June 17. He played cricket for the Grenadier Guards.
ROBERTS, MR. RICHARD, who died at Bacup on February 13, aged 57, was for forty years a member and at one time captain of the Bacup C.C., and he was a member of the team which won the Lancashire Cup in 1899. He was a good batsman.
ROBSON, ERNEST, born at Chapel Allerton, in Yorkshire, on May 1, 1871, died at Bristol, after an operation, on May 23. He had played for Somerset as recently as 1923 and had been placed on the Umpire's list for 1924, so that his death came as a great shock. A most useful all-round cricketer, he could hit freely and well, was a capital right-hand medium-paced bowler, and worked hard in the field. After appearing for Cheshire from 1891 to 1893, he qualified for Somerset, a county he began to assist in 1895 though not regularly until a year later. Among his chief innings for the latter county were 104 v. Surrey at the Oval in 1900; 163 not out v. Oxford University at Oxford and 102 v. Hampshire at Taunton, both in 1901; 103 and 85 not out v. Gloucestershire at Taunton in 1909, and 111 v. Worcestershire at Worcester in 1921, when aged 50. He was probably at his best as a batsman in 1899 when, in all first-class matches, he scored 1,048 runs with an average of 31.75. In Somerset's match with Middlesex at Weston-super-Mare in 1922, the latter declared and lost by two wickets: off the second ball of what would in any case have been the last over of the match Robson made the winning hit by sending a ball from Hearne (J. W.) out of the ground for 6, a feat for which he received an anonymous gift of £50. As a bowler he was responsible for many very good performances. Against the Australians at Taunton in 1896 he took six wickets for 22 runs, and in the corresponding match at Bath in 1909 eight for 35. He also claimed fourteen for 96 v. Derbyshire at Taunton in 1914, five for 14 v. Hampshire at Bath in 1898, four for 8 v. Kent at Taunton in 1902, four for 10 v. Yorkshire on the same ground the same year, four for 12 v. Derbyshire at Taunton in 1913 and seven for 19, also against Derbyshire, at Bath in 1919. He did the hat-trick v. Hampshire at Bath in 1898 and v. Yorkshire at Taunton in 1902, while as far on as 1919, when in his forty-ninth year, he bowled unchanged with Mr. J. C. White through both innings of Derbyshire at Derby. At one period during the match with Sussex at Hove in 1897 he bowled 50 balls without a run being made off him. At Bridgwater on November 2nd, 1919, he was presented with a cheque for £178 subscribed in recognition of his valuable services to Somerset cricket, the presentation being made by S. M. J. Woods. In 1905 he was given the match with Worcestershire at Taunton for his benefit, and in August last the game against the same county on the same ground was played on behalf of his family.
ROKEBY, MR. RALPH THOMAS, who died at Ascot on May 22, was a hard-hitting batsman and a member of the Charterhouse Eleven in 1880 and 1881. For years he was associated prominently with the game in America. His earliest cricket there was played in Winnipeg and he was a member of the Manitoba team which visited Chicago in 1889. For about fifteen years he was Vice-President of the Staten Island C.C., and in 1900 and 1901 President of the Metropolitan District Cricket League. For New York against Mr. F. Mitchell's Team in 1895 he played an innings of 66. His highest score in America was 142 for New York Veterans v. Philadelphia Veterans in 1898.
SADLER, MR. JAMES, who died at Chiddingfold, in Surrey, where the family had been settled for some centuries, on November 21, in his 97th year, was, like his father and grandfather, a life-long lover of the game. In his early days he had been invited to play for the County, but he preferred to restrict his activities to local matches in the West Surrey district. His death caused many interesting links with the past to be severed. He was, it is believed, the last survivor of the Shillinglee team which dismissed the Second Royal Surrey Militia without a run on August 13, 1855. (See Scores and Biographies, v-99.) For over twenty years he knew the great William Beldham well, and as a small child he had met Tom Walker, another member of the famous Hambledon Eleven, who died as long ago as 1831.
SELLAR, LIEUT.-COL. THOMAS BYRNE, C.M.G., D.S.O., who died at Southampton on April 11, took part in much military cricket, and for King's Own Scottish Borderers v. Cawnpore Gymkhana at Cawnpore early in 1899 scored 101 in his first innings and 139 in his second.
SHARPE, SAMUEL, born at Ruddington, Notts., on January 13, 1839, died at his native place on November 5. In 1868 he appeared in two matches for his County, scoring 29 runs with an average of 9.66. Later he became associated with the Rock Ferry C.C., for whose first eleven he played for twenty-two years. He was father of J. W. Sharpe, the well-known Notts. and Surrey cricketer.
SIMPSON, CAPT. HAROLD BENJAMIN, who was born on January 27, 1879, died suddenly in March at Chelveston, near Higham Ferrers. Whilst still in the Wellingborough School Eleven he appeared for Northamptonshire, but he assisted the County on only a few occasions altogether. Against the Australian Team of 1905 he made 25 in his first innings and 44 in his second.
STEPHEN, MR. JOHN CHARLES, who died at Harrow on February 2, aged 27, was a member of the School Eleven in 1915 (when there was no match with Eton) after having been twelfth man in 1914. He was also a member of the Football Eleven in 1914, a School Fives Player in 1915, and Head of the School in 1914-15. In the Great War he served in the Black Watch and, after seeing much service was taken prisoner in April, 1918. He had been promoted Lieutenant in 1917.
STEVENS, CANON THE REV. HENRY BINGHAM, who was born at Wilmington Vicarage, in Kent, in 1835, died at Wateringbury on January 14, aged 88. He was captain of the Tonbridge School Eleven in 1873, and whilst at Cambridge played for Emmanuel College but did not obtain his Blue.
He was not seen in the cricket-field in 1919, not being demobilised. Six times he obtained as many as five wickets in the course of an innings--v. Lancashire in 1914, v. Warwickshire in 1921, v. Gloucestershire and Northants in 1922, and v. Worcestershire and Middlesex in 1923. In the match with Worcestershire at Hastings in the last-mentioned year he caught seven men and stumped one.
SWAN, JOHN JAMES, born at Oadby, near Leicester, on September 24, 1848, died at Maidstone on February 22. Between 1870 and 1876 he appeared in thirty-two matches for Surrey, scoring 637 runs with an average of 11.79 and taking two wickets for 41.50 runs each. Against Sussex at the Oval in 1874 he played an innings of 62. He was a useful batsman, bowled medium-pace, and generally fielded at long-stop or mid-on.
SYREE, DR. ANTON HUGH, born at Port Currie, Cape of Good Hope, on October 21, 1859, died at Cannock, in Staffordshire, on February 3 of strychnine self-administered. He was in the Eleven at St. John's School, Leatherhead, and played for Kent in one match in 1879. He was above the average as a batsman, bowled slows and generally fielded at cover-point.
TAYLOR, COL. FRANCIS PITT STEWART, C.M.G., R.A.S.C., who was born on June 15, 1869, died at East Cowes on December 22. He was in the Marlborough Eleven of 1887, when he was described as a useful wicket-keeper and liable to get runs. He played against both Cheltenham and Rugby. In the Great War he gained the Cordon of the White Eagle of Serbia and Officer of the Crown of Italy. His C.M.G. was received in 1917, and he retired from the Army in 1919.
TAYLOR, DR. J. W., who died at Belfast on December 17, captained the North of Ireland XI. for several years. He represented Ireland at Rugby Football eight times between 1879 and 1883, being considered one of the best forwards of his time.
TAYLOR, JOHN, who was born at Pudsey on April 2, 1850, died at Boston Spa on May 27. A steady, useful batsman and a good field, he played in nine matches for Yorkshire in 1880 and 1881, scoring 107 runs with an average of 8.91.
THOMAS, MR. FRANK E., born on April 5, 1877, died at Bristol on May 20, aged 47. He could cut and hit well, was a useful medium-paced right-handed bowler and a good field. As a member of the Clifton College Elevens of 1894 and 1895--he was captain the latter year--he was contemporary with C. L. Townsend and John Daniell. With the bat he did comparatively little, but in his second year he headed the bowling averages with a record of twenty-seven wickets for 13.09 runs each. Between 1901 and 1906 he assisted Gloucestershire, but not regularly, his best season being his last, when he scored 138 v. Nottinghamshire at Trent Bridge and 111 v. Sussex at Cheltenham. In 1903 he had made 116 against Lancashire at Bristol.
TREVOR, MR. ARTHUR HILL, Commissioner of the Board of Control, was born at Calcutta on November 14, 1858, and died suddenly on September 27, at Elvanfoot, Lanarkshire, where he was spending his holiday. He was a sound, free-hitting batsman and a good field taking no particular place, though often long-field or long-stop. In 1877 he was in the Winchester Eleven, and in the match with Eton scored 41 and 14. Obtaining his Blue for Oxford in 1880, he played against Cambridge in that year and the next, making 18 and 4, 41 and 40. He commenced playing for Sussex in 1880, and on his first appearance for the County--against Kent at Hove--scored 28 and 103. Unfortunately, but little was seen of him in first-class cricket after he left the University, and his appearances for Sussex were restricted to a dozen matches between 1880 and 1882, in which he obtained 480 runs and averaged 20.86. In 1881 he represented the Gentlemen against the Players both at Lord's and Hove. On August 4, 1882, he scored 338 for Organs Club v. Rickling Green at Twicken, he and the late Mr. G. F. Vernon adding 603 runs whilst together for the second wicket. Three years later he scored 203 for the Earl of Northesk's XI. against the Green Jackets.
TREVOR. CANON THE REV. PREBENDARY THOMAS WARREN, born on January 1, 1839, died at the Rectory, Llanfaelog, on April 2, aged 85. A steady batsman and good field, he was coached by ean whilst at Marlborough, where he was in the Eleven in 1857 and 1858. In his two matches against Cheltenham he scored 13 and 18, 25 and 4, and on his only appearance v. Rugby--the sides did not meet in 1858--0 and 1. At Oxford he made 9 and 6 for Next sixteen against The Eleven in 1859, but did not obtain his Blue.
TROUP, CAPT. FRANK COLIN, who died at Murray Bridge, near Adelaide, in South Australia on January 19, was in the Cheltenham Eleven of 1913, when he had a batting average of 11.09. He appeared for Gloucestershire in two matches in 1914 and one in 1921. He was the only son of Major W. Troup.
TUBB, MR. HENRY, a good batsman and medium-paced bowler, was born at Bicester, Oxon., on June 16, 1851, and died there on February 8. As a member of the Rugby Eleven of 1869, he scored and 0 not out v. Marlborough at Lord's and with Mr. C. K. Francis, who took seventeen wickets, bowled unchanged through both innings. For Bicester against Banbury in August, 1878, he played an innings of 232, and in 1894 became captain of the Oxfordshire Eleven. Among the many clubs for which he played were M.C.C. and Free Foresters. By his will be left £50 free of duty to the Cricketers' Fund. For nearly thirty years he was Hon. Secretary of the Bicester and Warden Hill Hunt.
WESTELL, WILLIAM THOMAS, who was born at St. Albans on December 13, 1854, and died at his native place on May 25, after having been confined to his bed for ten months, was a good all-round cricketer who played for Hertfordshire first as an amateur and later as a professional for twenty years. He was a dashing batsman--he made 49 hundreds in all kinds of cricket--a fair change bowler and a good field. For some years his 188 against Essex at St. Albans in 1884 remained the highest score hit for his county. He was son of William Westell, and at one time he, his father and two uncles were playing together for Hertfordshire. Later he acted as coach at Aldenham, Bedford Grammar School and Winchester, and among the famous players whom he trained was Mr. A. O. Jones. For a time he was Hon. Secretary of the St. Albans C.C., and he played his last game for the club in 1914.
WHELDON, GEORGE FREDERICK, who was born at Langley Green, near Birmingham, on November 1, 1871, died at Worcester on January 14. He was a good batsman and wicket-keeper, and appeared for Worcestershire in both its second-class and first-class days. He scored 100 v. Hampshire at Bournemouth in 1900, 112 v. Somerset at Worcester in 1903 and 103 v. Leicestershire at Leicester in 1904. In the last mentioned year he was in very good form behind the wicket, and caught six men in the match with Hampshire at Southampton and repeated the feat v. Oxford University at Oxford. Commencing in 1910, he appeared later for Carmarthenshire. He was a member of the Aston Villa football team which won the English Cup and the League Championship 1896-97, and the League Championship in 1898-9 and 1899-1900, and he also represented England v. Ireland in 1897, and v. Scotland, Wales and Ireland in 1898.
WHITFELD, MR. FRANCIS BARRY, born on May 23, 1852, died at Lewes on January 8. He did not stay long enough at Uppingham to be in the Eleven, but he played for Uppingham Rovers and I Zingari.
WILSON, MR. THOMAS WARD, born at Nocton, Lincolnshire, on April 1, 1849, died at Bonshaw, Broadstone, in January, aged 74. In 1865 and three following seasons he was in the Repton Eleven, being captain in 1868, and during his last three years scored 267 runs for the side with an average of 15.70 and took 99 wickets. Securing his Blue for Cambridge in 1869, he made 4 and 0 and had three wickets for 19 runs on his only appearance against Oxford. He was at his best a very accurate fast bowler. His name will be found in the Lincolnshire and Norfolk Elevens in 1869 and 1870 respectively, and in that of Dorset from 1873 until 1877. At Sherborne School he was an Assistant-Master for thirty six years and a House-master for twenty-five.
WOLLASTON, MR. SUTHERLAND STRACEY, born on May 24, 1859 died suddenly in London on February 6, aged 64. In 1875 and 1876 he was in the Marlborough Eleven, but he did little in his Public School games. It was said of him: Was a fair bat against fast bowling, but wants a great deal of practice against slows; a fair field. He played in the Freshmen's match at Oxford in 1878, but did not obtain his Blue.
WRIGHT, THE REV. FRANK WYNYARD, born at Woodstock, in Oxfordshire, on April 6, 1844, died at Eastbourne on February 5. Living till nearly eighty, F. W. Wright retained to the end the keenest interest in cricket. His own career, so far as first class matches were concerned, finished nearly half a century ago. While still a young man he settled down to scholastic work at Eastbourne, and remained there for the rest of his life. His was a case of a batsman who did not quite fulfil the abundant promise of his youth. Seldom has a schoolboy made a more vivid impression. He got his colours at Rossall as a boy of fourteen and, though never captain, was in the eleven five years. In 1861 he hit up a score of 198 not out for Present v. Past at Rossall and had an average for the season of 72. Then in 1862 he jumped into fame. For 22 of the School against the All-England Eleven he scored, with Willsher, Jackson and Tarrant bowling at him, 41 and 10, and later in the summer he was seen twice at Lord's in first class matches. He played first for Gentlemen of the North against Gentlemen of the South, and next for North v. South in Grundy's benefit match. Scores were small at Lord's in those days, and for a lad of little more than eighteen his innings of 50 for the North was looked upon as something wonderful. It caused quite a sensation and was regarded as one of the events of the season. Going up to Oxford with a big reputation, F. W. Wright was on the winning side against Cambridge at Lord's, under Mitchell's captaincy, in 1863-64-65, but except for a modest score of 27 in his last year he contributed nothing to the three victories. While he was at Oxford he took part in the famous tie match at Trent Bridge between Fourteen Free Foresters and Notts. In that game he played, perhaps, the innings of his life, driving Jackson straight out of the ground for 6 and knocking up a score of 64 in half an hour. Between 1864 and 1875 he appeared occasionally for Lancashire, and in 1869 played an innings of 120 not out against Sussex at Old Trafford. Nothing was seen of him in first class cricket after he settled at Eastbourne, but for some time he must have kept up his batting, as in 1876, for Masters v. Colleges and Schools he scored 307 not out in less than four hours, and in the following year 206 for Devonshire Park against Reigate. He was a son of the Rev. F. B. Wright, who was in the Oxford eleven in 1829.--S.H.P.
YOUNG, SIR WILLIAM MACKWORTH, K.C.S.I., who was born on August 15, 1840, and died at Weybridge on May 10, was in the Eton Eleven of 1859 with R. A. H. Mitchell, the Hon. C. G. Lytelton and Philip Norman under the captaincy of J. B. Dyne. In his two Public School matches he did little, scoring only five not out and 0 v. Harrow and 0 and 1 v. Winchester. Of his form that year it was written: Promised well at the beginning of the season, both as a batter and bowler, but hardly came up to the mark subsequently. Should practise more. He did not obtain his Blue whilst at Cambridge. From 1897 until 1902 he was Lieut.-Governor of the Punjab.
YOUNG, MR. SYDNEY, born on May 5, 1874, died in Philadelphia on May 21, aged 50. He played with the Philadelphia C.C. and was Secretary of the Associated Cricket Clubs of Philadelphia for twenty-five years.
ZULCH, MR. JOHN WILLIAM, for some years one of South Africa's leading batsmen, was found dead in bed on May 19, at Umkomaas (Natal), where he had gone to recoup his health after a nervous breakdown. He was born in the Lydenburg District, Transvaal, on January 20, 1886, and so was only 37 years of age at the time of his death. His education was received at Green and Sea Point High School, Cape Town, and his earliest big success on the cricket-field was an innings of 180 for Pretoria v. Potchefstroom. He was a great batsman, having many strokes and a strong defence, and a good field, but he never visited England. He toured Australia, however, in 1910-11, and played innings of 150 at Sydney and 105 at Adelaide in the Test matches. His first really big game was in 1905-6 for Pretoria against England, but he did not begin to come to the front until three years later. In Test matches against both Australia and England he commenced 32 innings, was twice not out and, with the 150 mentioned as his highest effort, scored 985 runs with an average of 32.83. (In one of the games with Australia--at Johannesburg in 1921-2--he was dismissed in an unusual manner, a splinter from his bat being removed by a ball from E. A. Macdonald and dislodging a bail.) When he made 176 not out for Transvaal v. England at Pretoria in 1909-10, he and L. A. Stricker (101) put up 215 for the first wicket. Twice in the Tests of 1913-14, too, he and H. W. Taylor were responsible for excellent opening partnerships, the pair making 153 together at Johannesburg and 129 at Port Elizabeth: Zulch's innings were respectively 82 and 60 and Taylor's 70 and 87. In the Test at Cape Town four seasons earlier Zulch had carried his bat through the innings for 43. In other great matches in his native land he scored 112 not out for Transvaal v. Border at Cape Town in 1908-9--he and A. Difford (91) made 190 for the first wicket, 168 for H. D. G. Leveson-Gower's XI. v. Rhodesia at Bulawayo in 1909-10, and 135 for South Africa v. Australia Imperial Forces at Johannesburg in 1919-20. In his seven innings whilst on tour with a Transvaal XI in 1920-1, he made 6 and 64 v. Border, 171 v. Grahamstown, 124 v. Eastern province, 76 v. Graaff Reinet, and 185 and 125 v. Orange Free State, thus averaging 107.28.
Particulars of the following Deaths in 1923 were not received in time for inclusion in WISDEN'S ALMANACKfor 1924.
AINSWORTH, MR. JERRY LIONEL, born on September 11, 1877, died at Falmouth on December 30, 1923, aged 46. He was a good slow left-handed bowler, who varied his pace and pitch well. In 1894 and 1895 he was in the Marlborough Eleven, and in the latter year was second in batting with 30.33 and first in bowling--57 wickets for 13.36 runs each. In the first innings of Rugby, at Lord's, in 1895 he took seven wickets, all bowled down, for 9 runs. He did not proceed to either University, but in 1899 he appeared on a few occasions for Lancashire. Visiting America with MR. P. F. Warner's Team in 1898, he headed the bowling by taking 75 wickets for 6.33 runs each. Among his best figures were 11 for 67 (including 5 for 13) v. Gentlemen of Philadelphia at Wissahickon, 13 for 116 against the same side at Manheim, and 13 for 52 (including 6 for 17) v. 15 of Baltimore at Baltimore. He was a well-known owner of race horses and greyhounds.
BROWN, MR. WILLIAM DUNDAS GILPIN, of Leamington, who died on December 5, 1923, aged 69, whilst on his way home with a shooting party, had played for the Gentlemen of Nottinghamshire but never for the County.
BURLS, MR. CHARLES WILLIAM, born at Peckham on March 8, 1848, died at Datchet, Bucks., on December 17, 1923. His name will be found occasionally in the Surrey Eleven in 1873, 1875, 1879 and 1880, but he scored only 99 runs for the County with an average of 5.82.
CALLAWAY, MR. SYDNEY THOMAS, who died in New Zealand on November 25, 1923, aged 55, after two years of ill-health, had been a splendid batsman when in form and a capital medium-to-fast bowler, with good length and pitch. He played for both New South Wales and Queensland. In the Test match with England at Adelaide in 1894-5 he took five wickets for 37 in an innings of 124 and scored 41, he and A. E. Trott (38 not out) adding 81 for the tenth wicket. He visited New Zealand with two teams from New South Wales, on each occasion heading the bowling. Later he settled in the Dominion and played for Canterbury as well as for New Zealand against English and Australian teams.
FURNESS, MR. THOMAS SIMPSON, who died at Bethlehem, Pa., on October 17, 1923, aged 76, was associated with the Young America C.C., and the Boston Athletic Association. He was born on December 19, 1846.
HILTON, THE REV. FRANCIS KERCHEVAL, who died in December, 1923, aged 80, was in the Lancing XI. in 1859 and two following years, being a batsman with a pretty style and a good field at leg and cover-point. He did not get his Blue whilst at Oxford, but he maintained his interest in cricket to the end of his life, and whilst at Ardingly College--he was Headmaster for ten years--did much for the game. When he scored 158 not out for the College against Holmbush at Ardingly in June, 1877, he and W. A. Bettesworth (180) added 333 together for the fourth wicket.
HORSLEY, MR. ALBERT BERESFORD, who died by his own hand at West Hartlepool in October, 1923, aged 43, was Honorary Secretary of the Durham County C.C. from 1905 until 1920. His best season as a playing member of the County XI. was 1905, when he made 285 runs with an average of 25.90. For some years he was captain of the West Hartlepool C.C. He was educated at the Leys School, where he obtained his colours in 1896.
KELLY, MR. JAMES FITZMAURICE, born on June 20, 1858, died at Sydenham on November 30, 1923. In 1875 he became captain of St. Charles College XI., Notting Hill, being a very steady bat, a good mid-off and a very fast bowler with a bumpy delivery. In a game at Cromer he once scored 90 in one innings and over 100 in the other. He was one of the greatest of Spanish scholars.
MAJENDIE, THE REV. HENRY WILLIAM, Prebendary of Exeter Cathedral, who died at Charminster, Dorset, on December 13, 1923, aged 83, was a member of the Winchester XI's of 1856 and 1857. His scores against Eton were 4 and 0, 0 and 11, and his averages for the two years 10 and 13 respectively. He was described as A fine bat and capital field; also a fair wicket-keeper. He was not in the Eleven whilst at Oxford, but he played a few times for both Wiltshire and Devon.
MAKANT, MR. JOHN WILLIAM, who died on December 25, 1923, aged 65, was in the Repton Eleven in 1874, when he scored 98 runs in seven innings and took three wickets. He had two sons, Messrs. A. V. and R. K. Makant, in the Harrow Eleven. For over thirty years he was President of the Bolton Football Club.
MORDAUNT, MR. JOHN MURRAY, born on December 30, 1837, died in London on December 21, 1923. A good all-round cricketer, he was in the Eton XI's of 1854 and 1855, playing each year against both Harrow and Winchester. In the four matches he scored 69 runs in eight innings and took eleven wickets. He did not obtain his Blue at Oxford, but played subsequently for I Zingari, Warwickshire and Free Foresters. His portrait can be seen facing page 68 of Annals of the Free Foresters. Three of his sons--Messrs. E. C., H. J. and G. J. Mordaunt--became cricketers of note.
O'REILLY, MR. DOWELL, who died at Leura on November 5, 1923, aged 58, had played in his time for Sydney Grammar School and Sydney University, appearing for the latter four times against Melbourne University. He was associated with the Central Cumberland C.C.
RICHARDSON, MR. THOMAS HADEN, born at Tutbury on July 4, 1865, died at his native place on December 10, 1923. He played for Staffordshire and, in 1895, for Derbyshire.
SHERIDAN, MR. EDWARD (NED) ORWELL, born in New South Wales on January 3, 1842, died at Brisbane on November 30, 1923, aged 81. He played for his native State for some years, taking part in nine matches v. Victoria, and later did good service for the game in Brisbane, where he settled in 1883.
VENTRY, 5TH LORD (FREDERICK ROSSMORE WAUCHOPE EVERLEIGH DE MOLEYNS), born on December 11, 1861, died in September, 1923. He was in the Harrow Eleven in 1879, when he scored 9 and 1 against Eton. As a left-handed batsman he was disappointing, but he was a capital worker in the field. In 1879, with M. C. Kemp, he won the Public Schools' Rackets Challenge Cup. He was also known as one of the best game shots and as a good angler.