Albert Howcroft

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Albert Howcroft
Personal information
Full name Albert Howcroft
Born (1882-12-27)27 December 1882
Cliffe, Yorkshire, England
Died 7 March 1955(1955-03-07) (aged 72)
Belper, Derbyshire, England
Batting Left-handed batsman
Domestic team information
Years Team
19081910 Derbyshire
First-class debut 11 May 1908 Derbyshire v Surrey
Last First-class 11 July 1910 Derbyshire v Leicestershire
Career statistics
Competition First-class
Matches 4
Runs scored 46
Batting average 5.75
100s/50s /
Top score
Balls bowled
Bowling average
5 wickets in innings
10 wickets in match
Best bowling
Catches/stumpings 2/-
Source: [1], January 2012

Albert Howcroft (27 December 1882 – 7 March 1955) was an English cricketer who played for Derbyshire in 1908 and 1910.

Howcroft was born in Cliffe, Yorkshire. He made his debut for Derbyshire in the 1908 season, in May against Surrey, when he scored 19 during the second innings, having been caught out in the first. His second appearance came a week later against Sussex, but he made little impact. He next played for Derbyshire in the 1910 season, playing two games. His final first-class game was against Leicestershire when Ernest Needham and Leonard Oliver both scored first-innings centuries for a Derbyshire victory. Howcroft was a left-handed lower-order batsman and played 8 innings in four first class matches. His best score was his debut 19 and his average 5.75.[1]

Howcroft died at Belper, Derbyshire at the age of 73.