Obituaries in 1968

COX, MARK, who died in December, 1968, aged 87 played for Northamptonshire from 1897 till 1919. Two of his sons also represented the county.

INMAN, HENRY CLAY, who died on September 30, 1968, aged 70, played for Trinity College, Kandy in the 1920s, taking over 50 wickets in five school matches. An off-spin bowler and useful batsman, who later assisted Colombo Sports Club, he held the unique record of appearing in the local big event for both the Ceylonese and the Europeans. His son, Clive, plays for Leicestershire.

ROWNTREE, RICHARD WILLIAM, who died in Auckland on June 16, 1968, aged 84, played as wicket-keeper for New Zealand against V. S. Ranford's Australian team in 1920-21. Born at Leyburn, Yorkshire, he appeared for the county's second eleven in 1904. After a serious illness, he emigrated to New Zealand, where he gained a high place among wicket-keepers. Between 1914 and 1931, he took part in 33 first-class matches, all but two for Auckland, and dismissed 93 batsmen. Standing close up to the wicket, he was specially skilled in stumping, by which means he disposed of 38 of his victims.

SNEDDEN, ANDREW NESBIT COLIN, who died at Auckland on September 27 1968, aged 76, captained New Zealand in several representative matches against overseas sides, his first-class career finishing before New Zealand were granted Test Status. A capable all-rounder, he played for Auckland from 1909 to 1928, averaging over 30 with the bat, and taking altogether nearly 100 wickets with his medium-pace bowling. He toured Australia in 1913-14, and after the war captained New Zealand against V. S. Ranford's Australian side in 1920-21 and against the M.C.C. in 1922-23. His highest score was 139 against Hawke's Bay in 1920-21 when he also took five for 13. For most of the period between 1922 and 1937 he was a member of the New Zealand Selection Committee.


In the 1969 edition, Obituary, 1967, wrongly described John Seymour as a medium-pace right-arm bowler. He did, in fact, bowl slow left-arm.

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