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William Humble (later William John Humble-Crofts; 9 December 1846 — 1 July 1924) was an English clergyman and cricketer who played for Derbyshire between 1873 and 1877.

Humble was born in Sutton Scarsdale and was educated at Exeter College, Oxford and took Holy Orders. In 1869 he was playing for Staveley against an All England XI and in 1874 for Worksop against the same team.

Humble made his debut for Derbyshire in 1873 and scored 11 in his first innings against Lancashire in a match which Derbyshire lost. He played two further matches in 1873. In 1874 he played twice, and against Kent he made his top score of 19. In 1877 he played two matches which were both against Hampshire, in one of which Derbyshire's victory was spearheaded by a century by John Platts. Humble was a right-handed batsman lower-middle order batsman and played 10 innings in 6 first class matches. He made a top score of 19 with an average of 8.55.[1]

Humble changed his name to Humble-Crofts in 1879. He was vicar of Clayton-cum-Frickley, Yorkshire in 1881[2] and in 1882 became rector of Waldron, East Sussex.[3] He remained in this living until his death there at the age of 78.

Humble-Croft's nephew, Archibald White, was club captain of Yorkshire between 1912 and 1918.



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