Joseph Fletcher Green
April 28, 1846, West Ham, Essex
August 28, 1923, Leeds, Yorkshire, (aged 77y 122d)
Joseph Green was in the Rugby XI and went on to play two first-class matches in 1870. He was described in the Rugby magazine as follows: "Came out as a bowler at the beginning of the year, but lost precision the latter part, but with great care he may recover it; is a good hitter, but takes things a trifle too cool when at the wicket; fields remarkably well". He was better known as a rugby player, and he played in England's first rugby international against Scotland in Edinburgh in March 1871, sustaining a knee injury which ended his career. It was written that "for several years [he] was one of the most brilliant of half-backs,
being an excellent field, and when once under way as speedy a runner as was ever seen with a ball under his arm, his stride being magnificent."
Batting & Fielding