Harry Altham      

Full name Harry Surtees Altham

Born November 30, 1888, Camberley, Surrey

Died March 11, 1965, Fulwood, Sheffield, Yorkshire (aged 76 years 101 days)

Major teams Hampshire, Oxford University, Surrey

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm medium

Other Coach, Administrator, Author

Education Repton School, Oxford University

Relation Son - RJL Altham, Son-in-law - AH Brodhurst

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct St
First-class 55 87 9 1537 141 19.70 1 4 26 0
Bowling averages
Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
First-class 55 72 47 0 - - - 3.91 - 0 0 0
Career statistics
First-class span 1908 - 1923

Harry Altham, who died from a heart attack after addressing a cricket society in Sheffield on March 11, aged 76, was among the best known personalities in the world of cricket--player, legislator, Test Selector, historian and coach. Educated at Repton, he was in the XI as opening batsman and occasional bowler for four years from 1905 to 1908, during which time Wisden described him as "more the made than the natural cricketer". His best season for the School, whom he captained in 1907 and 1908, was his last, when he scored 609 runs, including an innings of 150, for an average of 46.84. At Oxford, he gained a Blue in 1911 and 1912. In his first game against Cambridge he was bowled for 0 in the first innings, being the first leg of a hat-trick by J. F. Ireland, the Light Blue captain; but he hit 47 in the second innings, helping Oxford to victory by 74 runs.

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