1973

Supplementary Obituaries pre 1970

HAINES, HAROLD ATLEE, who died in November, 1970, aged 92, played as a hard-hitting batsman and magnificent fieldsmen for the Merion and Germantown Clubs. Huck represented U.S.A. against Canada on four occasions between 1901 and 1911, averaging 34.83 an innings. When touring England with the Gentlemen of Philadelphia in 1903, he met with little success.

HOLE, W. J., who died in November, 1970, aged 68, was for many years President of Fairmount C.C., Philadelphia.

JACKSON, ARTHUR KENNETH, who died in Germany on May 31, 1971, aged 67, had been on the Warwickshire Committee since 1959. In his younger days a good fast bowler, he played twice for the county in 1928 and 1931.

LONG, WILLIAM T., who died in November, 1971, aged 75, was an excellent batsman for Frankford C.C. and played for All Philadelphia against the touring Incogniti side of 1920.

NICHOLAS, F. W. H., who died on October 20, 1962, aged 69, was at Forest School before going up to Oxford, where he failed to gain a Blue after playing in trial matches in 1913 and 1914. He first played for Essex in 1912, but the following year assisted Bedfordshire with much success. After the First World War, he returned to Essex, playing as batsman- wicket-keeper from 1922 to 1929. His best season for the county was 1926 when he scored 729 runs, including 140, his only century, against Surrey at Leyton. In 1924-25 he toured South Africa with the Hon. L. H. Tennyson's team and in 1928-29 and 1929-30 visited Jamaica and Argentina with teams raised by Sir Julien Cahn, for whose eleven he appeared frequently in England.

SEITZ, JOHN ARNOLD, who died on May 1, 1963, aged 79, was a Rhodes Scholar from Victoria and gained a Blue at Oxford in 1909. Returning to Melbourne, he took up teaching. In 1910 he made his first appearance for Victoria and scored a century in each of the matches with South Australia in 1911-12. In 1947 he was elected President of the Victoria Cricket Association, a position he held till he died. He was made a Companion of the Order of St. Michael and St. George in 1949. From 1936 till he retired in 1948, he was Director of Education for Victoria.

STANNARD, GEORGE, who died in a Brighton hospital on June 25,1971, aged 78, played as a professional for Sussex from 1914 to 1926. Joe, as he was generally known, scored 1,437 runs, average 13.42, by far his best innings being 114 at Hove in 1920, when he and H. E. Roberts (124 not out) mastered the Worcestershire bowling so completely that they added 209 runs in ninety-five minutes.

CORRECTIONS

In the obituary of W. H. Copson in the 1972 edition, it was stated that he performed the hat-trick against Worcestershire in 1937. This is incorrect; it was against Lancashire.

Canney, Harold, in the 1972 Obituaries should read Cranney, Harold.

H. L. Hever died in 1970, not 1971 as stated in the 1972 Obituaries.


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