Denzil Onslow (British Army officer)

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Colonel (later General) Denzil Onslow (12 September 1770 – 21 August 1838) was an English amateur cricketer who made nine known appearances in first-class cricket matches from 1796 to 1807.

He was born in 1770 at Marylebone, London, the son of the British Member of Parliament Middleton Onslow.

Onslow was a general in the Grenadier Guards. His daughter, Amelia, married Thomas Chamberlayne, who played cricket for Hampshire; their son Tankerville Chamberlayne also had a brief career as a cricketer, and was Member of Parliament for the Southampton constituency three times.[1] The main road through Bevois Valley was named Onslow Road after Onslow as was nearby Denzil Avenue.[1]

In 1833, he was living at Great Staughton and was appointed High Sheriff of Cambridgeshire and Huntingdonshire.[2] He died in 1838 at Huntingdon.

Cricket career[edit]

He was mainly associated with Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) but also represented other XIs.[3]


  1. ^ a b Leonard, A.G.K. (1984). Stories of Southampton Streets. Paul Cave Publications. p. 74. ISBN 0-86146-041-3. 
  2. ^ "no. 19019". The London Gazette. 5 February 1833. p. 246. Retrieved 21 September 2009. 
  3. ^ Arthur Haygarth, Scores & Biographies, Volume 1 (1744-1826), Lillywhite, 1862