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William Napper

William Napper (24 August 1816 – 13 July 1897) was an English cricketer active in the 1840s and 1850s, making over sixty appearances in first-class cricket. Born at Sparr Farm, Wisborough Green, Sussex, Napper was a left-handed batsman and right-arm roundarm slow bowler, who played for several first-class cricket teams.

Isaac Walker

Isaac Donnithorne Walker (8 January 1844 – 6 July 1898) was an English cricketer.
Isaac was born in Southgate and he was the youngest of seven cricket playing brothers. He played for MCC (1862–1884), a Middlesex XI (1862–1863) and Middlesex CCC (1864–1884). He succeeded his brother Edward as Captain in 1873 and served in the post for twelve seasons.
He was a right handed batsman and an underarm slow right arm bowler. His family’s cricket ground at Southgate is maintained by the Walker Trust to this day. He died at Regent’s Park, aged 54.

Clarence Walter

Clarence Richard Walter (16 April 1838 – 1918) was an English cricketer. Walter’s batting style is unknown. He was born at Guildford, Surrey.
Walter made a single first-class appearance for Surrey against a combined Kent and Sussex team in 1859 at the Royal Brunswick Ground, Hove. In a match which Surrey won by four wickets, Walter batted once in Surrey’s first-innings and was dismissed for a duck by Edgar Willsher. This was his only major appearance for Surrey.
He died at Cardiff, Glamorgan, Wales sometime in 1918.

Donald Priestley

Donald Priestley (28 July 1887 – 30 October 1917) was an English cricketer. He played for Gloucestershire between 1909 and 1910.

Arthur Serjeant

Arthur Serjeant (16 September 1856 – 8 October 1916) was an English cricketer. He played three matches for Gloucestershire in 1883.

Tommy Askham

Sydney Thomas (“Tommy”) Askham (9 September 1896 – 21 August 1916) was an English cricketer active in 1914 who played for Northamptonshire. Born in Wellingborough, he attended Wellingborough School where he was, according to Wisden Cricketers’ Almanack, “an exceptional boy cricketer who met with astonishing success as a bowler and is a fine batsman too”. Askham appeared in five first-class matches as a right arm fast medium bowler who was a righthanded batsman. He took two wickets with a best performance of two for 68 and scored 83 runs with a highest score of 28 not out.
Askham joined the Suffolk Regiment in October 1915 instead of taking up a scholarship at Cambridge University. He was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the 9th Battalion, and was sent to the Western Front in 1916 where he was involved in the Battle of the Somme. On 21 August, he was in action near Mailly-Maillet in the Albert sector and was killed while leading his men in a frontal attack on the German lines.

Kenneth Soutar

Kenneth Soutar (11 October 1888 – 2 September 1914) was an English cricketer. He played for Gloucestershire in 1908.

James Husey-Hunt

James Husey-Hunt (20 April 1853 – 13 May 1924) was an English cricketer. He played for Gloucestershire between 1878 and 1880.

Bill Murch

William Henry (“Bill”) Murch (18 November 1867 – 1 May 1928) was an English cricketer active from 1889 to 1906 who played for Gloucestershire and London County. He appeared in 88 first-class matches as a righthanded batsman who bowled right arm medium pace. He scored 1,337 runs with a highest score of 58 and held 41 catches. An occasional wicketkeeper, he also completed one stumping. He took 207 wickets with a best analysis of eight for 68.

William Neale

William Neale (3 March 1904 – 26 October 1955) was an English cricketer. He played for Gloucestershire between 1923 and 1948.

Reginald Hewlett

Reginald Hewlett (12 August 1885 – 7 May 1950) was an English cricketer. He played for Gloucestershire between 1909 and 1922.

Tom Fishwick

Tom Silvester Fishwick (24 July 1876 – 21 February 1950) was an English cricketer. He was a middle-order right-handed batsman and an occasional wicketkeeper who played first-class cricket for Warwickshire between 1896 and 1909, and captained the side in the 1902 season and in part of 1907. He was born in Stone, Staffordshire, and died at Sandown, Isle of Wight. His first name, registered as such, was “Tom”, not “Thomas”.
Fishwick was educated at Wellingborough School and played in the inaugural Minor Counties Championship in 1895 for his native Staffordshire. he was described in The Times as “Mr Fishwick of Handsworth-wood” at the time of his first first-class match for Warwickshire in 1896. In the game, against Derbyshire, he scored 55, the top score of the single innings completed as rain wiped out most of the first and all of the last day. After this promising start, Fishwick’s career failed to develop in the next two seasons and he did not improve on his highest score in this period.
From 1899, Fishwick appeared pretty regularly in the Warwickshire team, and started making serious runs. His first century was an innings of 109 in the match against Hampshire at Edgbaston in July 1899, putting on 182 for the fourth wicket with Willie Quaife, though that partnership was overshadowed by the unbroken 194 that Quaife, who made 207, later put on with Alfred Glover in the same match. There were centuries in the next two seasons as well, and the unbeaten 140 that he made in the game against Derbyshire in 1901 proved to be the highest of his career: the 361 runs Warwickshire made in that innings came in just over 90 overs, a prodigious rate of scoring for the time, and Fishwick was known at the time as a fast scorer and a powerful hitter. He was less successful in 1902 and 1903 but had his best seasons with the bat in 1904 and 1905, passing 1,000 runs in these two years with the 1905 aggregate of 1440 runs at an average of 32.00 and with four centuries his best. Fewer matches in 1906 meant that his aggregate dropped, but his batting average of 41.77 for that season was his best in any single season. Thereafter his record fell away and he scored no more centuries. In addition to his batting, Fishwick was also a fine fielder at slip and the 40 catches he took for Warwickshire in 1905 (41 in all matches in the season) remained the county record until beaten by Alan Townsend in 1951.
As an amateur and a regular player, Fishwick captained Warwickshire frequently from 1900 onwards, but was officially captain in 1902 only, though the increasingly irregular appearances of the official captain James Byrne in 1906 and 1907 meant that he was often called on to deputise. Unlike other amateurs of the period, he played very little cricket away from Warwickshire: one match for W. G. Grace’s London County in 1901 in which he scored a century; a game for “An England XI” in 1905, plus one for “Gentlemen of the South” in the same year; and a final match for J. Bamford’s XI in 1907.

William McClintock

William McClintock (7 March 1896 – 30 March 1946) was an English cricketer. He played for Gloucestershire between 1920 and 1921.

Henry Huggins

Henry Huggins (15 March 1877 – 20 November 1942) was an English cricketer. He played for Gloucestershire between 1901 and 1921.

William Boroughs

William Boroughs (30 December 1864 – 16 January 1943) was an English cricketer. He played for Gloucestershire between 1899 and 1901.

Ernest Smith

Ernest Smith (19 October 1869 – 9 February 1945) was an English amateur first-class cricketer, who played twenty one games for Oxford University from 1888 to 1891, 154 matches for Yorkshire County Cricket Club from 1888 to 1907, and four for the MCC from 1892 to 1902.
Smith was born in Morley, Yorkshire, England. He also played for Oxford and Cambridge Universities Past and Present (1890), fifteen matches for The Gentlemen (1891-1906), North of England (1891-1908), Gentlemen of England (1891-1910) and C. I. Thornton’s XI (1892-1899). He also played first-class cricket for Over 30 (1901), Lancashire and Yorkshire (1903), Rest of England (1904), in twenty seven games for H. D. G. Leveson-Gower’s XI (1909-1928) and for Harlequins (1924).
In a total of 242 first-class matches, Smith scored 7,686 runs at 21.46, with a highest score of 164 not out for H. D. G Leveson-Gower’s XI against Cambridge University. He scored six centuries, and took 174 catches. A right arm fast bowler, Smith took 454 wickets at 25.69, with a best return of 7 for 40 against the MCC. He took five wickets in an innings twenty two times, and ten wickets in a match on three occasions.
Smith died in February 1945 in Eastbourne, Sussex, England.
His brother, A. E. Smith, played one first-class game for the ‘English Residents’ in 1890.

George Kemp, 1st Baron Rochdale

George Kemp, 1st Baron Rochdale CB (9 June 1866 – 24 March 1945) was a British politician, soldier, businessman and cricketer.

Charles Cooper-Key

Charles Aston Whinfield Cooper-Key (13 November 1856 – 13 July 1936) was an English cricketer active in 1877 who played for Oxford University. He was born in Hereford and died in Paddington. He appeared in one first-class match as a righthanded batsman who bowled right arm fast. He scored two runs with a highest score of 1 not out and took three wickets with a best performance of three for 8. His birth was registered as Charles Aston Winfield Key.

Maurice Barker

Maurice Percy Barker (4 February 1917 – 6 September 2000) was an English cricketer who played first-class cricket for Warwickshire in five matches in 1946. He was a right-handed tail-end batsman and a right-arm fast-medium bowler. He was born at Leamington Spa in Warwickshire and died at Hereford.

Sandy Singleton

Alexander Parkinson Singleton, known as Sandy (5 August 1914 – 22 March 1999), was an English all-round cricketer: a right-handed opening batsman and slow left arm bowler. He played his county cricket for Worcestershire, captaining the side in 1946, and also captained Oxford University and Transvaal. In all he scored 4,700 runs and took 240 wickets in first-class cricket.
Born in Repton, Derbyshire, Singleton attended Shrewsbury School, captaining the school cricket team. He then went to Oxford, and won a blue three times. In 1934 he claimed what was to remain his career-best innings return of 6-44 against HDG Leveson-Gower’s XI at Reigate. He also made his Worcestershire debut in 1934, playing for both county and university for several seasons, and in the last of these (1937) he captained the university side and was selected by MCC to tour Canada.
He then played for Worcestershire (as an amateur) and while teaching at Repton School. Singleton later recalled that in Worcestershire’s match against the Australians in 1938 he just failed to hold on to a catch at leg slip that would have dismissed Bradman for nought: in the event he went on to score 258!
In Worcestershire’s final game before the outbreak of war, Singleton made the first of his four centuries, hitting an unbeaten 102 against Nottinghamshire, and when county cricket resumed in 1946, Singleton was made captain of Worcestershire, and enjoyed the most productive summer of his career: he scored 1,773 runs in first-class cricket at an average of 34.09, as well as taking 43 wickets at 28.23. He made three centuries and ten half centuries, his best being 164 in a nine-wicket victory over Warwickshire in late June.
Whilst serving with the Royal Air Force in Rhodesia during the war, Singleton had met his wife Polly; they married in 1941 and had five children: three sons and two daughters. After the end of the 1946 English season they emigrated to Rhodesia permanently, and although he concentrated on farming, he played nine times for the Rhodesian side between 1946-47 and 1949-50, once again being appointed as captain.
After he had retired from playing, Singleton spent nearly twenty years (1964–1983) teaching at Peterhouse Boys’ School in Marondera, and in 1985 he and his wife emigrated again, this time to Australia where they settled in Wagga Wagga. Singleton was not a fan of modern one-day cricket – what he called “the pyjama game” – and believed that it had had an adverse effect on Test cricket itself. He continued to follow cricket via television until he was afflicted with Alzheimer’s Disease, and died in Wagga Wagga at the age of 84.
Singleton also played league football. His brother Michael played three times for Worcestershire in 1946.

Anthony Riddington

Anthony Riddington (22 December 1911 – 25 February 1998) was an English cricketer who played first-class cricket for Leicestershire from 1931 to 1950. He was born and died at Countesthorpe, Leicestershire.

Roy Barratt

Roy James Barratt (3 May 1942 – 19 January 1995) was an English cricketer. He was a tail-end left-handed batsman and a left-arm slow orthodox spin bowler who played first-class cricket for Leicestershire between 1961 and 1970. He was born in Aylestone, Leicester, and died at Coalville, Leicestershire.

Martin Young

Douglas Martin Young (15 April 1924 – 18 June 1993) was an English cricketer who played for Gloucestershire and Worcestershire. He was a right-handed opening batsman.
Young played for Worcestershire from 1946 to 1948, then for Gloucestershire from 1949 to 1964. He scored 23,400 runs in his career with Gloucestershire, including 40 hundreds. His most prolific year came in 1959 when he managed 2090 runs. It was the second time that he had passed 2000 runs in a season, having also done so in 1955. In 1962 he put on 395 with Ronald Nicholls against Oxford University which remains the highest first-class opening stand by Gloucestershire; Young made his highest first-class score of 198.
After his playing career ended he emigrated to South Africa, where he appeared regularly on radio as a cricket commentator.

Miles Lawrence

John Miles Lawrence (born 7 November 1940 at Rothwell, West Yorkshire; died 16 April 1989 at Toulston, Tadcaster, Yorkshire) played first-class cricket for Somerset in 18 matches between 1959 and 1961.
The son of former Somerset all-rounder Johnny Lawrence, and like him a right-handed middle-order batsman and a leg-spin bowler, Miles Lawrence made 33 in his debut innings as an 18-year-old for Somerset late in the 1959 season. In the next match, he performed even better: he took 45 minutes to score his first run but then made 35 and shared a 118-run sixth-wicket partnership with his captain, Maurice Tremlett, before finishing off a victory for Somerset with three of the last four Nottinghamshire wickets. Those bowling figures of three for 44 were to remain his best, however.
In 1960, he played five games without bettering his personal batting or bowling bests. The following year, he was given an extended run on the Somerset side, playing in 10 of the first 12 first-class matches. He was used almost entirely as a batsman, bowling just seven overs and failing to take a wicket. In 18 innings, two of them not out, he made only 199 runs at an average of 12.43. This included his highest score of 41, made against Middlesex at Taunton. He left Somerset at the end of the season, and did not play first-class cricket again.
Miles Lawrence returned to Yorkshire where he was associated with his father’s indoor cricket schools business and coached at Leeds Grammar School. In Yorkshire league cricket, he became a wicketkeeper. He died just four months after his father, aged 48.

Bertram Watkins

Bertram Watkins (25 June 1902 – 22 December 1982) was an English cricketer. He played for Gloucestershire between 1932 and 1938.

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