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Francis Henley      

Full name Francis Anthony Hoste Henley

Born February 11, 1884, Woodbridge, Suffolk

Died June 26, 1963, Gustard Wood House, Wheathampstead, Hertfordshire (aged 79 years 135 days)

Major teams Middlesex, Oxford University

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm fast

Education Forest School; Oxford University

Relation Father - AA Henley, Uncle - R Henley, Nephew - DF Henley

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct St
First-class 15 26 3 257 52* 11.17 0 1 14 0
Bowling averages
Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI Ave Econ SR 5w 10
First-class 15 1760 1106 41 4/39 26.97 3.77 42.9 0 0
Career statistics
First-class span 1903 - 1908
Profile

Francis Henley, who died on June 26, aged 79, was in the Forest School XI before going to Oxford, for whom he played against Cambridge in 1905. A fast bowler, he took 1 for 40 and 3 for 39 and scored 1 and 11. He experienced an extraordinary piece of good fortune during the second innings, when a ball touched his leg stump without removing a bail. In 1905, too, he was a member of the M.C.C. team who, under the captaincy of E. W. Mann, visited the U.S.A., where he scored 207 runs, average 20.70, and headed the bowling figures with 42 wickets for 8.40 runs each. He took part in three matches with Middlesex in 1908 and also appeared for Suffolk.
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack

Country Fixtures Country Results
2nd Investec Test: England v Sri Lanka at Chester-le-Street - May 27-31
England 498/9d Sri Lanka 101 & 15/0 (6.3 ov) (f/o)
Northants v Essex at Northampton - May 28-31
Northants 423/9 (109.2 ov)
Notts v Durham at Nottingham - May 28-31
Notts 389/6 (109.5 ov)
Somerset v Surrey at Taunton - May 28-31
Surrey 264 Somerset 9/0 (2.1 ov)
Sussex v Derbyshire at Hove - May 28-31
Derbyshire 150 Sussex 46/0 (8 ov)
Kent v Leics at Canterbury - May 29-Jun 1
Leics 29/3 (14 ov)
Middlesex v Hampshire at Northwood - May 29-Jun 1
Middlesex 29/2 (12.2 ov)
Worcs v Gloucs at Worcester - May 29-Jun 1
Worcs 39/5 (12.5 ov)
Yorkshire v Lancashire at Leeds - May 29-Jun 1
Yorkshire 33/4 (13.2 ov)
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