Born at Hawkhurst, Kent, 11th August 1839.
Died at Lewisham, London, 30th January 1900.
A steady batsman and a good wicket-keeper, he played in 119 first-class matches between 1865 and 1881, 116 of them for Kent, and was a first-class umpire 1883-94. He lived at his native village until April 1872 when he took up an engagement at the Prince’s cricket ground, in London. In the autumn of 1873 he opened a billiard-room at the Amersham Arms, New Cross. On the 12th October 1874 he became proprietor of a billiard-room at the Royal Albert Inn, New Cross, and he also had two tables at the White Horse, at Peckham Rye. In 1881 the cricket match between England and Thirteen of Kent at Canterbury was played for his benefit. In 1887 he was living at 4 Lancelot Place, Brompton Road, London.
There is no trace of him in the 1881 Census.
(Article: Copyright © 2003 Don Ambrose)
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