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Full name John William Haygarth
Born December 3, 1842, Rodmarton, Gloucestershire
Died March 30, 1923, Boonah, Queensland, Australia (aged 80 years 117 days)
Major teams Oxford University
Batting style Right-hand bat
Fielding position Wicketkeeper
Education Winchester College; Oxford University
HAYGARTH, MR. JOHN WILLIAM, died in Queensland on March 31, aged 80. Mr. Haygarth has his place in cricket history as one of the best amateur wicket-keepers of his time. Still good as he undoubtedly was he never had the honour of being chosen for Gentlemen v. Players. He was a second cousin of the late Arthur Haygarth, the compiler of Scores and Biographies. At Winchester he was in the eleven for four years, being captain in 1860 and 1861. Going up to Oxford he gained his Blue as a Freshman in 1862, when Oxford lost by eight wickets at Lord's, and was the wicket-keeper for R. A. H. Mitchell's elevens in 1863 and 1864. Before taking to wicket-keeping he was an excellent cover-point. He was ambidextrous. In 1865 he left England to take up sheep farming in Queensland, and in Queensland he remained for the rest of his life. It would seem that he lost all touch with his Oxford cricket friends. When in 1920 I wanted some information about old University players not even Mr. R. D. Walker could say whether he was alive or dead. Mr. Haygarth was born in Gloucestershire on the 3rd of December, 1842. Two of his brothers were also cricketers of some note, Mr. F. Haygarth playing for Winchester in 1864, 1865 and 1866, and Mr. E. B. Haygarth for Lancing in 1868, 1869 and 1870
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