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Henry Holmes
Personal information
Born 11 November 1833(1833-11-11)
Romsey, Hampshire, England
Died 6 January 1913 (aged 79)
Southampton, Hampshire, England
Batting style Right-handed
Bowling style Right-arm roundarm medium
Role Occasional wicketkeeper
Domestic team information
Years Team
1863–1870, 1875–1876 & 1878 Hampshire
1861–1862 Hampshire (pre-county club)
Career statistics
Competition FC
Matches 32
Runs scored 798
Batting average 14.77
100s/50s –/4
Top score 77
Balls bowled 1,878
Wickets 28
Bowling average 27.21
5 wickets in innings 2
10 wickets in match
Best bowling 5/57
Catches/stumpings 14/1
Source: Cricinfo, 20 February 2010

Henry Holmes (11 November 1833 – 6 January 1913) was an English cricketer. Holmes was a right-handed batsman who bowled right-arm roundarm medium. Holmes also played as an occasional wicketkeeper.

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First-class career

Holmes made his first-class debut for pre-county club Hampshire in 1861 against the Marylebone Cricket Club at Lord's, where on debut Holmes took figures of 8/82. Holmes continued playing county matches for pre-county club Hampshire until the formation of Hampshire County Cricket Club in 1863 and their elevation to first-class status in the 1864 season.

Holmes made his first-class debut for Hampshire County Cricket Club in 1864 against Sussex. Holmes represented Hampshire in 27 first-class matches from 1864 to 1878, with his final appearance for the county coming in 1878 against Derbyshire at the Antelope Ground, Southampton. In his 27 matches Holmes scored 692 runs at a batting average of 15.04, with three half centuries and a high score of 71 against Sussex in 1864. With the ball Holmes took 22 wickets at a bowling average of 29.90, with a single five wicket haul and best figures of 5/57 against Derbyshire in 1876. In the field Holmes took 11 catches for Hampshire.

In addition to playing first-class matches for Hampshire, Holmes also made single first-class appearances for the Players of the South, for whom he hit a half century career high score of 77. In addition Holmes also appeared for the South of England, United England Eleven and the United South of England Eleven.

Holmes played a total of 32 first-class matches, scoring 798 runs at a batting average of 14.77, with four half centuries and a high score of 77. Holmes took a total of 28 wickets at a bowling average of 27.21, with two five wicket hauls and best figures of 5/57. An able fielder, Holmes took 14 catches and made a single stumping.

Umpiring career

Holmes also stood as a first-class Umpire from 1877 to 1899, with his final match standing as an Umpire between Kent and Surrey in the 1899 County Championship.

Death

Holmes died at Southampton, Hampshire on January 6, 1913.

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