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ABRAHAM, DR. ARTHUR, who died at Whitley Bay, on June 2, aged 69, was at one time a well-known cricketer in Ireland, playing for Leinster against the South of England, when his resemblance to his twin brother led W. G. Grace to protest against him taking a second innings. He developed into a good wicket-keeper and batsman, and played county cricket for both Durham and Northumberland. In two seasons, also, he took part in the Scarborough Festival.
ANDERDON, MR. HENRY EDWARD MURRAY, who died at Henlade House, Taunton on December 11, aged 74, succeeded the late Sir Spencer Ponsonby-Fane as President of the Somerset County Cricket Club, of which he had formerly been Honorary Secretary. He was also a member of the Advisory Committee of the M.C.C. While at Marlborough he did not obtain a place in the Eleven. He was a son of the Rev. Francis H. Murray, Rector of Chislehurst, and Hon. Canon of Canterbury.
ARMITAGE, THOMAS, who was born at Walkley, near Sheffield, on April 25, 1848, died at Pullman, near Chicago, where he had long resided, on September 21. Scores and Biographies (xii-656) said of him : " Is an excellent bat and field anywhere, and a straight round-armed middle-paced bowler, combined with underhand lobs, which at times have been very successful." For Keighley v. Wakefield on June 15, 1872, he took eight wickets in the first innings and all ten in the second. Between 1872 and 1878 he assisted Yorkshire in 53 matches, making 1,074 runs with an average of 13.59, and taking 119 wickets for 14.08 runs each. His highest score for the County was 95 v. Middlesex at Sheffield in 1876, and his chief success as a bowler to take with lobs thirteen wickets for 46 runs--six for 20 and seven for 26--against Surrey at Sheffield in June, 1876. His bowling in that match made a great impression on James Southerton who thought he had never seen lobs that were so good. In the whole season of 1876 Armitage took 45 wickets for Yorkshire at a cost of 669 runs. Daring 1876-7 he visited Australia as a member of James Lilly white's team and took part in both Test matches played during the tour. He was a failure in Australia, falling far below his form at home. Of the English players in the tour of 1876-7, when an England side was for the first time beaten in even terms, James Lillywhite is now the only survivor.
AUTY, MR. JOSEPH SPEIGHT, who died on March 27, aged 38, was in the Mill Hill School eleven in 1899 and three following seasons, being particularly successful in 1901 and 1902 as an all-round player. In 1901 he averaged 35.61 with the bat and took 58 wickets for 11.34 runs each, heading both averages, while in the following year he did great things in run-getting. Against Bishop's Stortford School he made 101 not out and v. Wellingborough Grammar School, on his opponents' ground, carried out his bat for 197 in a total of 306, which contained 22 extras. Subsequently he assisted Yorkshire 2nd XI on a few occasions, but he never played for the county. He had, however, appeared for Yorkshire at Rugby football.
BAINES, DR. ALLEN MACKENZIE, well-known for many years in connection with the Toronto C.C., died at Toronto on January 12, aged 68.
BARKER, MR. EDWARD C., who died on March 1, aged 53, had been for many years Honorary Treasurer and Honorary Secretary of the Thames Ditton C.C., one of the oldest clubs in Surrey.
BARNETT, MR. EDGAR PLAYLE, a younger brother of Mr. C. S. Barnett, was born at Cheltenham on March 22, 1885, and died at his native place, of meningitis, on January 1, aged 36. Appearing first for Gloucestershire in 1904, he made many good scores for the county, one of his best innings being 90 v. Somerset at Bristol, in 1906. A year earlier he had carried his bat through the innings for 52 against Yorkshire at Bradford. He was captain of the Cheltenham Town C.C.
BARTON, MAJOR-GENERAL HOWARD JAMES, who died at Hove on October 11, was born on July 10, 1836, and had thus reached his 87th year. At the Oval in 1857 he played for Sussex against Surrey, but made only 0 and 2 not out in totals of 35 and 31. He was a Crimean veteran.
BATE, MR. ARTHUR THOMAS, who died at Wellington (N.Z.) on January 13, aged 65, was a capital organiser, and in his time acted as Secretary for various bodies, among them being the wellington Cricket Club and the Wellington Cricket Association.
BAYFORD, MR. ROBERT AUGUSTUS, K.C., who was born at Albury, in Surrey, on March 13, 1838, died on August 24, surviving his wife only two months. He was educated at Kensington Grammar School, and was in the Cambridge Eleven in 1857 and two following years, being captain in 1859. Scores and Biographies (v-40) says of him : "Hits freely and well, especially to leg, and has made some capital innings in good style.... His bowling is slow round-armed, with an easy delivery, while in the field he is often wicket-keeper." Among his best scores for the University were 53 v. M.C.C. and Ground in 1858 and 60 against the same side a year later, the former innings being played at Cambridge and the latter at Lord's. In his three matches with Oxford he did little, making only 32 runs in six innings, but in the year in which he was captain he had the satisfaction of leading his side to success by 28 runs. Among several good scores obtained by him in matches of note may be mentioned : 69 for Quidnuncs v. the University in 1859, and 70 not out for S. Taylor's XI v. A. Baillie's XI and 64 for M.C.C. and Ground v. Hampshire, both at Lord's in 1861. He assisted Surrey in 1860 and 1861 and Middlesex from 1861 to 1864. He had been a member of the M.C.C. since 1858, and was the oldest surviving original member of the Middlesex County C.C.
BEAN, JOSEPH, who was born at Sutton-in-Ashfield on February 16, 1876, died at his native place on January 21. He was brother of George Bean and assisted Sussex in thirty-one matches between 1895 and 1901, scoring 403 runs with an average of 9.37 and taking twenty wickets for 29.25 runs each.
BEDFORD, THE REV. WILLIAM CAMPBELL RILAND, of the Free Foresters, died at Cotswold, Leamington, on August 15, aged 70. He was late Rector of Sutton Coldfield and Hon. Canon of Birmingham.
BIRKIN, SIR THOMAS ISAAC, 1st Bart., who was born on February 15, 1831, died on January 16, aged 90. He was a past President of the Nottinghamshire County C.C.
BOWDEN, MR. PERCY K., for many years Secretary of the New South Wales Cricket Association, died in Sydney on February 23. He was brother of the late Mr. M. P. Bowden, the Dulwich College and Surrey cricketer. He was born at Peckham on December 11, 1861.
BRUTTON, THE REV. ERNEST BARTHOLOMEW, although better known as a Cambridge and English International three-quarter at Rugby football, was a very useful cricketer, playing in his time for both Northumberland and Devon. He was educated at Durham School, and was brother of S. Brutton and uncle of C. P., both of whom appeared for Hampshire. He died on April 19, aged 58, at Aylesbeare Vicarage, Devon.
BULL, MR. HERBERT EDWARD, who died at Castle House, Buckingham, on July 4, aged 52, had played occasionally for Buckinghamshire and had also acted as Honorary Secretary of the County Club.
BURGESS, THOMAS, who played for Yorkshire v. Essex in 1895, died on February 23, aged 62.
BURROUGH, THE REV. JOHN, died on December 26. Mr. Burrough was a good all-round cricketer at Shrewsbury in 1890-91-92, and while at Cambridge gained his Blue in 1893. He scored only eight and six against Oxford, and little use was made of his slow bowling, but he had the satisfaction of being on the winning side, Cambridge gaining an unexpected victory by 134 runs. Mr. Burrough had a batting average of 22 for Cambridge, but the seven wickets he took cost 504 runs. He was born on the 5th of September, 1873.
CASE, MR. WILLIAM STERNDALE, who died on March 18, aged 48, was quite a good cricketer, although he did not obtain his blue at Oxford, like his father and brother. He was, however, a member of the Winchester eleven in 1890 and 1891, when he scored 44 runs in his three innings against Eton. He was described as : " A painstaking, careful bat . . . a safe catch and good field ; can bowl slow left-hand, and was a useful change bowler." Subsequently he played for the Harlequins and Oxfordshire.
CHALLENOR, LIEUT-COL. GEORGE RICHARD, R.F.A., who died at Colchester on January 24, was a well-known player in Army cricket before the War.
CLARKE, MR. HUGH EvELYN, who was born in Barbados, on May 11, 1894, died in Brooklyn on June 11. He was educated at the Lodge School, in Barbados, and played in the United States for Prospect Park, Brooklyn and Bensonhurst. As a batsman he was left-handed, but he bowled right.
COBB, MR. CHARLES EDWARD, who died in London on July 6, aged 59, had been captain of both the Rugby School and Buckinghamshire elevens. He was a fine wicket-keeper and a free batsman. In 1878 and two following years he played against Marlborough at Lord's, keeping wicket well but making only 25 runs in four innings. Whilst at Rugby he was also captain of the XV.
COBBOLD, MR. WILLIAM NEVILL, who was born at Long Melford, on February 4, 1863, died at Bournemouth on April 8. He was in the Charterhouse eleven in 1881 and 1882, being captain the latter year, but, although a very useful player, did not obtain his blue Whilst at Cambridge. In 1887 he appeared in one match for Kent. He could hit well all round, especially to the off, and was particularly successful in club cricket in 1891, when he played consecutive innings of 179, 163 and 104. When he made 163-- for West Wratting Park v. Fitzwilliam Hostel, on May 21--he and W. R. Gray (218 not out) scored 440 together for the first wicket. It is, of course, as an Association footballer that Mr. Cobbold will always be best remembered, for his fame at that game was deservedly great and he was known as " The Prince of Dribblers." He played for Charterhouse, Cambridge (4 times, 1883-6 ; captain in 1885 and 1886), Corinthians, England (9 times) and Old Carthusians. He also played lawn-tennis for his University.
COUCHMAN, THE REV. HENRY, who died at Oxford on November 6, aged 82, was in the Rossall eleven in 1857 and 1858, being captain the latter year. He was described as " An extremely elegant and effective bat. His forward play much admired. A first-rate field anywhere, particularly at point." He was coached by Alfred Clarke, of Nottingham. For 37 years he was an assistant master at Haileybury.
CRAWFORD, MR. SHALLETT JOAN, President of the Tynemouth C.C., and a former captain of the Northumberland Eleven, died on July 3.
CULLEN, MR. A. C., who died suddenly in Glasgow on February 25, aged 32, was a member of the Uddingston C.C. and one of the best-known cricketers in Scotland. He had played against the Australians and in other representative matches, being well above the average as a batsman. He was educated at Glasgow High School and Stanley House, and was born on January 17, 1890.
CURTEIS, MR. ARTHUR MAPLETOFT, born on July 2, 1833, died at Hythe on September 8, in his ninetieth year. He was in the Harrow XI in 1851 and 1852, and was described as ` A very good moderate-pace bowler, very straight, with a deceptive twist; a neat hitter and steady fieldsman.' In his two matches with Eton he scored 27 runs in four innings and took seven wickets in each game, Harrow winning by eight wickets in 1851 and by 71 runs a year later. He did not obtain his blue for Oxford.
DAUGLISH, MR. MAURICE JOHN, who was born in London on October 2, 1867, died at Hunton Bridge, King's Langley, on April 30. He was in the Harrow eleven in 1884 and two following years, being captain in 1886, and played for Oxford in the University matches of 1889 and 1890. Of his play whilst captain of Harrow it was said : " Has good hitting powers, but requires rather more defence, an excellent wicket-keeper, and a brilliant field anywhere : bowls lobs fairly well ; worked hard as captain, and the good fielding of the team at Lord's was chiefly owing to his exertions." In his three matches v. Eton he scored 46 runs in five completed innings, and on his two appearances against Cambridge made 0 and 0, 9 and 4. He appeared for Middlesex from 1886 to 1890 and subsequently for Berkshire. He was the youngest of six brothers, all keen and exceedingly loyal Harrovians, and whilst at the School obtained his colours for football as well as for cricket.
DAVIS, MR. COLEMAN, who died at Glebe Point, Sydney, in February, aged 64, organised two teams to New Zealand--in 1890 and 1894. The former side was unbeaten and the latter lost only one match-to Canterbury.
DEANE, MR. HENRY, who died in Sydney in March, aged 85, had played for 22 of New South Wales against H. H. Stephenson's team in 1861-2. He was the senior member of the well-known N.S.W. cricketing family.
DOWSON, MR. EDWARD, one of the oldest of Surrey cricketers, died at Surbiton, on April 29, aged 84. He was born at Camberwell on February l7, 1838, and was educated at Shrewsbury. Scores and Biographies (ix-43) says of him : " Is a capital field at long-leg and cover-point, being able also to throw in well, and from a considerable distance. As a batsman he is a fine, hard hitter, especially forward and to leg, having made most excellent scores, principally on the Oval and for his county." His chief innings for Surrey were--94 (Surrey club) v. Middlesex in 1862, 87 v. Sussex in 1863, 80 v. England in 1861--all at the Oval and (at Cambridge) 73 v. Cambridgeshire in 1862. He also scored 87 for Gentlemen of the South v. Players of Surrey at the Oval in 1863. His name will be found in the Surrey eleven from 1860 to 1867 and in 1870, and in the Gentlemen's eleven from 1861 to 1863. Mr. Dowson took the greatest interest in cricket to the last, and was full of most entertaining reminiscences of the players of sixty years ago. He was father of Mr. E. M. Dawson. Outliving Caffyn, Mr. Dowson was the last survivor of F. P. Millers famous Surrey eleven--photographed at the Oval after their victory, over Notts in 1861. His 80 against England in 1861 could fairly be described as the innings of his life.
EMMETT, MR. BENJAMIN, a well-known club cricketer in Yorkshire, died at Knaresborough on February 18, aged 41. He kept wicket for Harrogate for three years in Yorkshire Council matches.
EXHAM, MR. PERCY GEORGE, who was born at Cork on June 26, 1859, died at Repton on October 7. He was in the Repton eleven in 1877 and 1878, scoring 318 runs with an average of 13.25. He was a good average batsman and bowler, and in the field took no place in particular. Whilst at Cambridge he took part in some of the University's matches, but did not obtain his blue. He played much cricket in Ireland and in 1883 appeared for Derbyshire in one match.
FOORD-KELCEY, MR. WILLIAM, who was born at Smeeth on April 21, 1854, died at Woolwich on January 3. He was educated at Chatham House (Ramsgate) and at Oxford, and in 1874 and 1875 appeared against Cambridge at Lord's. He was a hard-hitting batsman, a round-armed bowler of great pace, and a capital field at mid-off. Between 1874 and 1883 he played for Kent in 64 matches, having a batting average of 14.79 and taking 202 wickets for 19.35 runs each. In a match at Oxford, in 1875, between the University and the Gentlemen of England he bowled Mr. W. H. Hadow with a ball which sent a bail 48 yards. For Oxford in 1875 he took six wickets for 12 runs v. M.C.C. and Ground, seven for 15 v. Gentlemen of England, and thirteen for 128 v. Middlesex at Prince's. For Kent he obtained eight wickets in an innings for 49 runs v. Lancashire at Gravesend in 1876, and eight for 53 in an innings v. Yorkshire on the same ground six years later. His highest score in an important match was 105 for Kent v. Hampshire at Tunbridge Wells in 1878.
FURLEY, MR FREDERICK WILLIAM, for many years Treasurer of the Kent County C.C., died on March 29.
GOSFORD, 4TH EARL OF (ARCHIBALD BRABAZON SPARROW ACHESON), who was born at Worlingham Hall, near Beecles, on August 19, 1841, died in London on April 11. As Viscount Acheson he was in the Harrow eleven of 1860, when he scored 4 and 16 and took three wickets in the drawn match with Eton. In Scores and Biographies he was described as " A good average batsman, a fair middle-paced round-armed bowler and an excellent field, generally cover point" He was elder brother of the late Hon. E. A. B. Acheson, of the Harrow eleven of 1861, and had been a member of the M.C.C. since 1864. In the last-mentioned year he succeeded to the Earldom, and for many years he was Vice-Chamberlain to Queen Alexandra.
GOSLING, MR. ROBERT CUNLIFFE, born on June 15, 1868, died, at Hossobury Park, Bishop's Stortford, on April 8th. He was in the Eton eleven in 1885 and two following years, and in the Public School matches was most successful, averaging 35.50 against Harrow and 39.33 v. Winchester. It was clearly his innings of 56 not out against the former in 1887 that enabled his side to win by five wickets at Cambridge he obtained his blue as a Freshman, and in his three inter-University matches he was dismissed only once, his top being 29 not out and 18 not out in 1888, 22 not out in 1889, and 1 in 1890. His highest innings for the University was 61 v. Yorkshire at Cambridge, in 1888, and for Essex, the county he assisted from 1888 to 1896, 57 v. Surrey at Leyton in 1889. He was one of four brothers who played for Eton against Harrow, and they were cousins of E. D. Gosling who, as twelfth man, came into the team in 1879. As an inside forward at Association football, Mr. R. C. Gosling made a great name for himself, obtaining his blue in 1890 and also playing for England (5 times), the Corinthians and Old Etonians.
GOWER, DR. JOHN H., who died at Denver, Colorado, on July 30, aged 67, was a useful member of the Denver C.C. eleven in 1887 and 1888. He was born at Ealing on May 25, 1855, and educated at Trent College.
GREWCOCK, GEORGE, who died in August at the age of 60, played occasionally for Leicestershire, but without doing much. For six years he was groundsman to the Sefton C.C., and he played for that club and for New Brighton.
HALL, MR. WILLIAM EDWARD, born in London on March 20, 1852, died at South Orange (New Jersey) on November 6. He was a useful batsman, and played first with Claremont and afterwards with the New Jersey Athletic Club.
HARGREAVES, JAMES HENRY, who played occasionally for Hampshire as "J. Smith," died at Portsmouth on April 11. He had been a useful batsman, was President of the Portsmouth Cricket Association and for nearly forty years coached at the Portsmouth Grammar School. His first match for Hampshire was in 1884, and his highest score for the county 72 not out v. Sussex at Southampton in 1889.
HARVEY, THE REV. CANON FRANCIS CLYDE, born on July 29, 1844, died at Hailsham Vicarage on September 18. He was in the Marlborough eleven of 1862, which was a strong side and beat Rugby for the first time. Against Cheltenham he scored 24 and 1 not out and v. Rugby 6.
HAWKE, ARTHUR WILLLAM, who died on August 31, aged 74, was professional to the Walsall C.C. from 1880 to 1897. He was above the average as a batsman, and played with success for Staffordshire.
HAYLEY, HARRY, who was born on February 22, 1860, and died on June 3, played for Yorkshire in ten matches between 1881 and 1898, scoring 186 runs with an average of 11.62 and taking two wickets for 55 runs apiece. He was for many years a well-known figure in club cricket in Yorkshire.
HAYWOOD, ROBERT, who died at Eltham on May 10, aged 64, was for many years a well-known figure in Metropolitan cricket. He is father of R. A. Haywood, who has done so well for Northamponshire.
HEAD, MR. RICHARD LYON, who was born on January 8, 1849, and died in London on July 15, was in the Marlborough Eleven in 1866 and 1867. When set he was a hard hitter, and he fielded magnificently at long-leg. In his two matches against Rugby he scored 6, 5, and 11.
HOLLINGS, MR. HERBERT JOHN BUTLER, who died at Bournemouth on March 6, aged 66, was in the Winchester XI's from 1872 to 1874. In his three matches with Eton he made 63 runs with an average of 12.60 and obtained five wickets. In 1874 he was described as : " A useful man in any eleven ; a fair bat ; a good field, especially at short slip, only ought to bowl more."
HORNBY, MR. EDGAR CHRISTAIN, who was born on September 14, 1863, died on April 2. He was a cousin of Mr. A. N. Hornby, and was educated at Winchester, but was not in the Eleven whilst there. From 1885 to 1887, however, he played several times for Lancashire, making 82 against the University at Oxford in 1886 and 64 v. M.C.C. at Lord's in 1885. For years he was associated most prominently with the Liverpool C.C., succeeding Mr. Arthur Kemble in the captaincy and being invariably included in the district teams against Yorkshire, the Australians and other important sides. Like his father, Mr. H. H. Hornby, he became President of the Club, and many times he took part in the Liverpool Public Schools' tour. Against Marlborough he scored 100 in 1892 and 127 in 1888. He was left-handed both as batsman and bowler.
JACKSON, MR. ERNEST AUGUSTUS, born on April 8, 1856, died at The End House, Farnham, on February 10. He was in the Marlborough Eleven in 1873, when he scored 3 and 7 against Rugby. He was a careful and steady batsman, and was considered most useful to go in first.
JEWEL, MAJOR ARTHUR NORTH, who died at Selsey on September 8, aged 34, after a long period of ill-health, was educated at Felsted and played for the Orange Free State in 1910-11, but did not appear in first-class cricket in England until 1919. For Worcestershire his chief innings were 123 v. Mr. H. K. Foster's XI at Worcester in 1919, and 110 v. Hampshire on the same ground and 110 v. Gloucestershire at Gloucester, both in 1920. He was a first-class wicket-keeper and a good free batsman. AL the Oval in 1920 he kept wicket for the Gentlemen against the Players.
JEWELL, MR. HERBERT EDWARD, died on December 3. Connected with the sporting side of journalism from early youth, Mr. Jewell was for about thirty years--right on to the outbreak of the War in 1914--a member of the staff of the Cricket Reporting Agency. Travelling all over the country season after season he was a familiar figure on nearly every cricket ground, his social qualities earning him many friends. Apart from cricket he was chiefly associated with athletics, being a regular contributor for many years to The Morning Post. Mr. Jewell, who had been in failing health since the War, was in his 67th year. He was born on May 1, 1856.
JOY, THE REV. P. CLAUDE, who died at Littlebourne, in Kent, on November 28, was in the Winchester XI of 1886, when he scored 45 and 12 against Eton. He was described as : " A good bat, patient, but wanting more hitting power; a good field." When he made 134 not out for the Mote v. Stoics at Maidstone, in 1903, he and Hardinge, who carried out his bat for 202, added 315 for the second wicket without separation.
KAYE, DR. HENRY WYNYARD, who died at Hatfield Peverel on April 21, aged 47, was educated at Winchester, where he was in the Eleven in 1893 and 1894. In his two matches with Eton, each of which Winchester lost by five wickets, he scored 5 and 14, 46 and 1. He did not obtain his blue for Oxford, but in the two trial games in which he appeared in 1895 he scored 33 and 11 in the Freshmen's match and 3 and 48 for XVII Freshmen v. The Eleven. He was a good field at cover-point and a hard-working cricketer. He married a sister of Col. Clive Wigram, another old Wykehamist cricketer.
KNATCHBULL-HUGESSEN, MR. HERBERT THOMAS, who was born at Mersham Hatch on December 1, 1835, died on May 14. He was educated at Eton and Oxford, but was not in either Eleven. He played, however, a few time, for the Gentlemen of Kent, and for many years was on the Committee of the County Club, which he helped to establish in 1870. In 1883 he was its President. He was a very great lover of the game indeed and was related to many well-known players, being nephew of the Rev. H. E. Knatchbull and of Messrs. E. and G. T. Knight, brother of Mr. W. V. Knatchbull-Hugessen and uncle of the Hon. C. M. Knatchbull-Hugessen, the present (4th) Lord Brabourne.
LAKE, MR. EDWARD WILLIAM, of Bury St. Edmunds, who died in London on August 1, aged 72, was for some time Honorary Secretary of the Bury and West Suffolk C.C.
LATHAM, MR. PERCY HOLLAND, who was born at Llandudno on February 3, 1873, died at Haileybury, where he had been a master since 1895 and in charge of the cricket, on June 22. A free batsman with beautiful cuts and drives, he was also a useful slow bowler, a splendid field at cover-point, a good and energetic captain and a fine judge of the game. He played for Malvern in 1887 and four following years, being captain from 1889 until 1891. In his last season, besides taking 28 wickets for 15.07 runs each, he scored 600 runs in ten innings, making 214 v. Rossall and 116 v. M.C.C., who had Wootton (of Kent) and Pickett to bowl for them. Proceeding to Cambridge with a deservedly high reputation, he obtained a blue as a Freshman and was captain in his last season there, 1894. His scores against Oxford were 0 and 69, 21 and 54, 21 and 16. He commenced to play for Worcestershire in 1892 and for Sussex in 1898, and in 1893 appeared in the Gentlemen's eleven at the Oval, scoring 37 and 0. For his University he made 116 v. M.C.C. at Lord`s in 1894 ; for Worcestershire 106 v. Surrey 2nd XI at the Oval in 1893; and for Sussex 117 v. Hampshire at Portsmouth in 1898 ; 103 v. Lancashire at Brighton in 1899, and 172 v. Middlesex on the last-mentioned ground in 1901. On his first appearance for Sussex, against Lancashire at Brighton in 1898, he made 93 in his first innings and carried out his bat for 29 in his second. Mr. Latham has a special claim to remembrance. He was the first Malvern cricketer seen in the Oxford and Cambridge match.
LEE, MR. FREDERICK, died at his home at Streatham on November 13. Born in Finsbury Square on the 11th of August, 1840, he was in his 83rd year. Mr. Lee was in the Rugby Eleven in 1858 and 1859, and in the Cambridge Eleven in 1860. He appeared for Surrey in 1861-62, but did not secure a regular place in F. P. Miller's famous team. It cannot be said that he did anything remarkable in first-class cricket, but he was good enough--on the strength of his batting and fine fielding-to be picked for Gentlemen v. Players at the Oval in 1861 and 1862. The second of the two matches has secured him a modest place in cricket history, Out-living Mr. Edward Dowson and Lord Cobham, he was the last survivor of the memorable game which was left drawn in 1862, the Players at the close requiring 33 runs to win with two wickets to fall. Perhaps no other drawn match has been so often talked about in the Pavilion at the Oval. Mr. Dowson referred to it the last time I met of 1920. Curiously enough the not outs for the Players- George Anderson and H. H. Stephenson-scored 33 each. The man left to go in was Tom Lockyer, and he was in a very disturbed state in the old players' gallery, because he so dreaded V. E. Walker's lobs. Mr. Lee played a distinguished part in the match, getting 35 in his first innings. He and F. P. Miller gave such help to John Walker--whose 98 was the innings of his life--that the Gentlemen scored 276 after having had six wickets down for 70. Never losing his keen interest in cricket, Mr. Lee was a member of the Surrey Committee till nearly the end of his long life, resigning in 1922. He served on the M.C.C. Committee from 1878 to 1882 and again from 1883 to 1887.-S.H.P.
LITTLE, MR. CHARLES WILLIAM, born at Tonbridge on May 22, 1870, died at Southgate Hill, Winchester, on May 20. A good bat cutting particularly well, and an excellent wicket keeper, he in the Winchester Eleven in 1888 and 1889, scoring in his two matches against Eton 4 and 37, 30 and 40. He did not obtain his blue whilst at Oxford, but in 1893 he appeared in five matches for Kent, for whom he made 50 runs in six innings. He had been a master at Winchester College since 1904.
LUDDINGTON, MR. HENRY TANSLEY, born at Ely on December 9, 1854 died at Ashdon, in Essex, on April 14. He was not in the Eleven whilst at Uppingham, but his fast bowling gained him blue for Cambridge and he played against Oxford both in 1876 and 1877, taking fourteen wickets in the two matches for 237 runs. He had a big share in Cambridge's victory in 1876, taking five wickets for 51 runs and four for 72. In 1877 he was on the losing side, but he took five wickets in Oxford's first innings. In the match with Surrey at the Oval in 1876 he had an analysis of four wickets for 10 runs. He played for Norfolk from 1880 to 1883.
McCULLY, MR. CHARLES ARNOLD, born at Truro (Nova Scotia) on January 30, 1859, died at Adameda, California, on September 16. He played with the Morris Park C.C. in 1893.
McGOWAN, MR. JAMES SINCLAIR TAYLOR, who was born at sea on August 16, 1855, died at Redfern, Sydney, in April, aged 66. He was a great supporter of the game, being a member of the New South Wales Cricket Association and a Trustee of the Sydney Cricket Ground. He was the first Labour Premier of New South Wales.
MAKANT, CAPT. ROBERT KEITH, who was born on June 28, 1895, was murdered whilst on duty in Kurdistan on June 18. He was in the Harrow Eleven in 1913 and 1914, and in his two matches with Eton scored 4 and 46, 4 and 14 and obtained five wickets, but on each occasion was on the losing side. He bowled slow from a great height, and in 1913 headed the averages with a record of twenty three wickets for 16.06 runs each. During the war he was wounded, and he gained the M.C. and Bar whilst serving with the Loyal North Lancashire Regt.
MOFFAT, MR. DOUGLAS, who played for Middlesex v. M.C.C. and Ground on the Cattle Market ground at Islington in 1864, died on March 29, aged 78. In his time he played much for various leading clubs, including the M.C.C., Oxford Harlequins and Incogniti. Whilst at Oxford he distinguished himself as a boxer.
MOORE-GWYN, MR. JOSEPH EDWARD, who died at Dyffryn, Neath, on October 28, aged 72, was a member of the Winchester Eleven of 1869. On his only appearance against Eton he was dismissed for 4 and 0. He was described as : " A careful player, who if he had possessed more self-confidence, would have been more successful ; a neat field at point." He assumed the additional name of Gwyn in 1900.
O'BRIEN, MR. ROBERT, who had played for Queensland as a medium-paced right-hand bowler, died in October.
PARNHAM, MR. CHARLES, who died at Radcliffe-on-Trent on November 12, aged 79, was for over half-a-century a very well-known cricketer in the Nottingham district. He played much with Richard Daft, and in 1864 was given a trial in the All-England Eleven by George Parr.
PAWLING, MR. SYDNEY SOUTHGATE, died on December 23. Born on February 6, 1862, he was in his 61st year. He was honorary treasurer of the Middlesex County Club, succeeding the late Mr. Gregor MacGregor in that post in December, 1919. A bulwark of the Hampstead Club for years Mr. Pawling was in his younger days an effective fast bowler, taking many wickets in club cricket, but so far as can be judged -his opportunities in high-class company were few- he never reached the county standard. Lack of command over his length, perhaps, discounted his pace. At the time of his death he was head of the publishing firm of W. Heinemann, Ltd.
PERROTT, MR. W. I., who died in June of septic poisoning, was Secretary of the Western Province Cricket Union.
PRICHARD, MAJOR HESKETH VERNON HESKETH, D.S.O, M.C., F.R.G.S., F.Z.S., born in India on November 17, 1876, died at Gorhambury, near St. Albans, on June 14. He learned his cricket at Fettes and afterwards played successfully for Hampshire, M.C.C., the Gentlemen and other prominent teams. As a fast bowler he was most useful, his deliveries getting up very quickly from the pitch. For Hampshire he obtained 222 wickets for 23.11 runs each, and he was probably at his best in 1904 when, in all first-class matches, he took 106 wickets for an average of 21.92. He assisted the Gentlemen in 1903 and two following seasons, and took part in a couple of tours, visiting the West Indies with Lord Brackley in 1904-5 and America as a member of the M.C.C. team in 1907. When Kent were set 131 to win v. M.C.C. at Lord's in 1904, Hesketh Prichard took six wickets for 23 runs, the innings closing for 97. Half the side were out for 12, and he dismissed C. H. B. Marsham, Hardinge and Murrell without a run between them. For Hampshire he claimed thirteen wickets for 78 runs v. Derbyshire at Southampton in 1905, and six for 18 v. Worcestershire at Worcester in 1912. For M.C.C. v. Gentlemen of Philadelphia at Haverford in 1907 he did the hat-trick. He was well-known as a traveller and author, and during the war carried out responsible duties and was twice mentioned in despatches.
QUINTON, MR. J. M. QUINTON, who died by his own hand on the 22nd of December, played in a few matches for Hampshire between 1894 and 1899. He was born on May 12, 1874.
RANDALL, THE RT. REV. JAMES LESLIE, first Bishop Suffragan of Reading, one of the oldest of cricketers, died at Bournemouth on January 17, in his 94th year. He was in the Winchester Eleven from 1845 to 1847, playing twice against Harrow and once against Eton. His 23 in the second innings against the former was the highest score in the match for either side. For College v. Commoners in 1846 he played an innings of 76 - a large one in those days.
RILEY, HARRY, who was born at Thackley on August 17, 1875, and died on November 6 at Bradford, had been an excellent left-hand medium-paced bowler. He appeared a few times for Yorkshire in 1895 and 1900, but with little success. In Bradford and Lancashire League cricket, however, he obtained hundreds of wickets, taking 840 in eight seasons in the latter organization's matches.
ROBINSON, MR. LIONEL GEORGE, born in Ceylon, in August, 1866, died on July 27. He was a great lover of the game and many good matches were played on his ground at Old Buckenham Hall, in Norfolk. He was educated at the Scotch College, Melbourne, and was a nephew of the late Sir Edmund Barton, the first Prime Minister of Australia. He was a prominent figure in the racing world.
ROEBUCK, MR. THOMAS GILL, a Leeds man by birth, died in New York City, on February 12, aged 73. For some years he played with the Claremont C.C., of Jersey City.
RUNDELL, MR. JOSEPH U., who was father of Mr. P. D. Rundell of the South Australian eleven, died on January 7. He himself, being a good all-round cricketer, played occasionally for the State, but most of his cricket was for the Hindmarsh and Port Adelaide clubs.
SANKEY, MR. ARTHUR, born at Stoney Stanton on June 18, 1845, died on June 1. He was a sound, steady batsman and a good fieldsman. His best performance for Leicestershire was in the first innings of the match with the Australians in July, 1878, when the scored 70 and, with John Wheeler (60), made 113 for the first wicket. The county led by 63 on the first innings but were beaten by eight wickets, the Australians making 210 for the loss of Charles Bannerman (133) and W. L. Murdoch upon going in the second time. The match marked the opening of the old county ground at Aylestonte, which had been laid out at a cost of £16,000.
SCOTT, MR. DAVID, who died in Melbourne in September, aged 75, had written a good deal about the game, and was editor of Boyle and Scott's Australian cricketer's guide.
SNELL, MR. CHARLES ALFRED, who died suddenly in London on February 24, was in the Oundle Eleven in 1884 and 1885.
STOCKWIN, ALFRED, who died suddenly on the County Cricket Ground at Northampton on May 15, aged 70, was a Sheffield man by birth, and a good medium-paced bowler and a steady bat. He had been associated with the Northamptonshire County C.C. as professional and groundsman for fifty-one years, and had prepared every wicket used on the County Ground since its opening.
TINDALL, MR. SIDNEY MAGUIRE, born at Margate on February 18, 1867, died in Sydney Hospital on September 19 of a fractured skull sustained in falling from a moving tram near the Hotel Australia. Like his brother, the Rev. H. C. L. Tindall, he was educated at Dane House School, Margate. He was a free and plucky batsman and a fine outfield, covering much ground. His first match for Lancashire was in 1894 and one of his best, though not his highest, innings for the side was 49, played at a most critical time, in the tie-match with Surrey at the Oval in 1894. Subsequently he played several times for the London County C.C. Going to Australia in 1911, he succeeded Major B. J. Wardill as Secretary of the Melbourne C.C., a position he held only for a short time. At one time he was one of the best hockey players in England.
TOMASSON, SIR WILLIAM HUGH, K.B.E., M.V.O., who died suddenly at Lancaster on October 12, aged 64, was for many years prominently associated with the Nottinghamshire County C.C., having been Hon. Secretary, Hon. Treasurer, and a Trustee. The last-mentioned position he held at the time of his death. He was Chief Constable of Notts, and Acting Government Inspector of Constabularies.
TUTHILL, MR. CHARLES VAIL, who died at Jersey City on November 4, aged 64 was a member of the New York Veteran Cricketers Association.
WAKEFIELD, MR. WILLIAM HENRY, who was born on May 2 1870, died on August 7. He was not in the Eleven whilst at Charterhouse, but was a member of Mr. R. S. Lucas' team to the West Indies in 1895. He played Rugby football for Oxford in 1891 and 1892.
WALKER, MR. RUSSELL DONNITHORNE, died on the 29th of March. He had been very ill for some time, but the end came quite suddenly,just when he seemed to be rallying and was not without hope of watching one more season's cricket at Lord's. Born on February 13, 1842, he had received many congratulations on completing his 80th year.
Mr. A. J. Webbe writes :The passing of Russie Walker has closed a wonderful chapter of English Cricket, for he was the last of the famous brothers who will always he remembered as having played the game in the best and most chivalrous spirit.
The Walkers of Southgate founded the Middlesex County Cricket Club, and until "I.D." retired in 1884 the Eleven was always captained by one of the brothers. After that V. E. and R. D. followed each other as Presidents of the Club, so that we may say that Middlesex Cricket was run by the family from 1864, when it was started, until the commencement of 1922. Russie was two years in the Harrow Cricket and Football Elevens, and also won the Champion Racquet. He then proceeded to B.N.C., Oxford,and was five years in the University XI, also representing Oxford in the single and double Racquet contests. For several years he played for the Gentlemen v. the Players, and, of course, for Middlesex county, though he retired from first-class cricket far too soon, actually making a century in almost his last county match-- against Surrey at the Oval, when the match resulted in a tie.
Present-day cricketers will hardly believe that he faced the fastest bowlers--faster than any we have at the present moment--unarmed with either pads or gloves and, strange to say, he was never seriously hurt.
As a Racquet and Tennis player he was quite at the top of the tree. In both these games, as in his cricket, he played in a most peculiar style; but with great effect. He simply revelled in unorthodoxy. He certainly attained a higher eminence at Racquets than he did at Tennis, and often said he regretted not having taken up the latter game earlier. It was a great treat in the old days of Prince's Club, in Hans Place, to see him play a single, as he did frequently, with Punch Fairs, the champion Racquet player, from whom he used to receive three aces.
He was also a wonderful Whist player, but I fancy he never became equally good at Bridge. He was a very fine Billiard player and frequently had one of the professionals to play on his small pocket table at North Villa, Regent's Park.
Indeed he took a keen interest in almost every game up till the very last hour of his life, and the handicap of his long illness seemed if anything to add to his keenness. He struggled up to Lord's-he was a trustee of the M.C.C.--to attend the Committee meetings, both of M.C.C. and of the Middlesex C.C., and to witness the matches all through the summer of 1921. The absence of his bath chair, which used to be drawn up in front of the Players' dressing room, was greatly noticed last summer. The Middlesex professionals and his old friends had many a pleasant chat there with him.
It seems strange that neither he nor any of the seven brothers ever married. A partial explanation of this is, I think, their wonderful attachment to each other. Never was there a more united family, and Russie was idolized up to the end of his long life by his numerous nephews and nieces--his five sisters were all married, but alas, there is no one to perpetuate the family name. No one had more friends, though, of course he had outlived most of them his friendship once gamed was wonderfully strong and true, and those friends who, like the writer, have survived him, will treasure his memory to the end of their lives.
He was one of the most generous of men, but, like his brothers, he had a horror of his name appearing in any subscription list, insisted on remaining anonymous.
Besides his interest in games he was fond of music of the best kind, in former days never missing the concerts which were termed " Monday Pops." In fact, he was all his life a constant attendant at the best Concerts and Operas. To recall these performances and the numerous great performers that he had met and heard was a great joy to him, and his memory was never at fault.
To what Mr. Webbe has written one may add as a matter of record, that Mr. Walker was in the Harrow eleven in 1859 and 1860, and in the Oxford eleven from 1861 to 1865, he being the last who played five times in the University match. A rule was passed in 1865 that no one should play for more than four years. Walker met with little success as a batsman against Cambridge, his best score being 42 in 1861. In the five matches nine wick fell to his innocent-looking but rather deceptive slow bowling. He had pleasanter recollections of his two matches against Eton. In 1859, when Harrow won in a single innings, he scored 28 and took six wickets, getting rid of R. A. H. Mitchell for 10 and 0, and the drawn game in 1860 he took five wickets for 37 runs and two for 60. It was often said of him that his style of batting could be neither described nor imitated. It was entirely his own. He assisted the Gentlemen against the Players in ten matches between 1863 and 1868, and had a batting average--very good in those days --of 24. His best score was 92 at the Oval in 1865. He made 63 in his second innings at Lords in 1866, when the Gentlemen we beaten, after a fine fight, by 38 runs, and in the same year he scored 32, when the Gentlemen followed on and gained their first victory at the Oval. S.H.P.
WALL, MR. WILLIAM, who died at Southport on April 18, aged 68, played for Lancashire v. Derbyshire at Derby in 1877, scoring 17 not out and 0. He was one of three brothers who had assisted the county, and was born on January 8, 1854.
WALTERS, MR. FRANCIS HENRY, born on February 9, 1860 died at sea off Bombay early in June. He was a good, and generally a free batsman, but he was not seen at his best during visit to England in 1890. Against Surrey, at the Oval, however he played a very steady and valuable innings of 53 not out, but speaking generally, he never mastered the slow wickets in this country. His chief successes were gained on the Sydney ground, where he scored 122 for Combined Australia v. the 1888 Australian Team (who had Turner to bowl for them) in 1888-9, 106 for Victoria New South Wales in 1890-1, 112 for Victoria v. New South Wales in 1891-2, and 150 for New South Wales v. Queensland in 1895 The last-mentioned innings was the first he ever played for N.S.W. In all matches in which he took part between Victoria and New South Wales--he appeared for both States--he made 700 runs with an average of 28.00. For years he did very great things in Melbourne club cricket, and his doings in first-class matches were, therefore, on the whole disappointing.
WESTMORLAND, 13TH EARL OF (ANTHONY MILDMAY JULIAN FANE), born on August 16, 1859, died at Hove on June 9. He was not in the Eleven whilst at Eton, but was very fond of the game and arranged many interesting matches at his seat, Apethorpe. As Lord Burghersh, he played occasionally for Northamptonshire.
WHITE, MR. EDWARD ALBERT, born at Yalding on March 16, 1844, died in London on May 3. He was not in the Eleven whilst at Marlborough, but played for Kent in twenty-nine matches between 1867 and 1875. He was a good hitter and possessed strong defence. His highest score for the County was 81 v. Surrey at Canterbury in 1871, but at Brighton in 1866 he made 96 for Gentlemen of Kent v. Gentlemen of Sussex. In the second innings of the match with Lancashire at Gravesend in 1871 he finished his innings with twenty-five singles, making altogether thirty-nine singles in a score of 55. He was cousin of Mr. L. A. White, of the Kent Xl of 1869.
WILLIAMS, LT.-COL. DYSON BROCK, who died in London on April 18, aged 40, appeared on a few occasions for Glamorganshire.
Particulars of the following Deaths in 1921 were not received in time for inclusion in WISDEN'S ALMANACK for 1922.
BELL, MR. CHARLES LORRAINE, who was born on July 3, 1836, and died at Woolsington Hall on November 21, 1921, was in the Marlborough eleven in 1852 and two following years, before the match with Rugby was instituted. It was said of him : " Plays with confidence, well forward ; is also an excellent long-leg and middle-wicket."
BELL, MR. EDWIN, a stylish bat of the Chatham C.C., of Ontario died at Toronto on December 6, 1921. aged 61.
CURRAN, WILLIAM. the well-known Australian umpire, died in Sydney on December 21, 1921.
DOBSON, MR, THOMAS KELL, who died at Whitburn, Durham on December 23, 1921, aged 60, had been a leading Durham County cricketer, being a good batsman and change bowler.
DUFF, MR. WALTERS, who died in hospital on November 11, 1921, aged 46, was elder brother of the late R. A. Duff, the well known Australian representative cricketer. He himself was an able batsman and a brilliant field, most of his cricket being played for North Sydney and Callan Park Asylum.
HOUSTON, MR. RICHARD, who died in Melbourne in November 1921, was a very good wicket-keeper but, being contemporary with Blackham, did not appear frequently in the Victoria Eleven. He was captain of North Melbourne and, later, played for Williamstown.
KNATCHBULL, COL. NORTON, who was born on January 16, 1834, died at Sunny Lawn, Bournemouth on December 14, 1921. He was in the Marlborough Eleven in 1852 and 1853, when it was said of him : " Hit remarkably well on the off-side, and possessed a good' defence ; was also very active in the field."
LEESE, MR. CECIL MELLOR, of the Winchester Eleven of 1893, died at Bournemouth on December 28, 1921, aged 46. He was described as : " A very consistent scorer in the early part of the year, though later he gave up more than was necessary to secure his defence ; a sound though not very observant field." Against Eton he scored 26 not out and 19.
McLAREN, MR. J. W., born on December 24, 1887, died of diabetes in November, 1921, at the early age of 33. As a fast bowler he gained his place in the Australian team which visited England in 1912, the year of the Triangular Tournament, but, playing comparatively seldom, he took only twenty-seven wickets for 22.96 runs each. He was not chosen for any of the Test matches. In his own country he performed well for Queensland, and he was captain for the Valley C.C., of Brisbane, when the club won the premiership three years in succession.
MARTIN, MR. EDWARD AUSTIN, born at Hamilton on January 23, 1892, died at Toronto on November 26, 1921. He was educated at Trinity College School, Port Hope, where he was captain of the Eleven in 1912, and later played for the Toronto C.C.
MORRIS, COL. JOHN. who died at Glebe Point, Sydney, on December 9, 1921, aged 91, played for New South Wales against Victoria on the Domain as far back as 1859 and also appeared against Parr's team. He excelled as a long-stop.
RICHARDSON, THE VEN. ARCHDEACON EDWARD SHAW, died suddenly on November 15, 1921, aged 59. He was a member of the Rossal Eleven of 1881, when he was described as " A good hard-hitting bat ; came off fairly all through the season ; a very good field."
RUSH, MR. JAMES H., who died in December, 1921, aged 53, was formerly well-known in Sydney as a fast-medium bowler with a high delivery.
STOKES, MR. GRAHAM, born at Greenwich on March 22, 1858, died at Blackheath on December 19, 1921. He was younger brother of Messrs. Frederic and Lennard Stokes and played for Kent once in 1880 and three times in 1881.
WENMAN, WILLIAM, the second of the five sons of the famous Edward Gower Wenman, was born at Benenden on May 22, 1832, and died at Souris, in Manitoba, on November 23, 1921, aged 89. His name will be found in the Kent Eleven in 1862 and two following years. He was a free-hitting batsman, and kept up the game in Canada until his 75th year.