Harry Howell (cricketer)

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Harry Howell
Cricket information
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm fast
International information
National side
Career statistics
Competition Tests First-class
Matches 5 227
Runs scored 15 1679
Batting average 7.50 7.80
100s/50s -/- 0/0
Top score 5 36
Balls bowled 918 43112
Wickets 7 975
Bowling average 79.85 21.23
5 wickets in innings 75
10 wickets in match 18
Best bowling 4/115 10/51
Catches/stumpings -/- 67/0
Source: [1]

Henry Howell (29 November 1890 – 9 July 1932) was an English footballer and cricketer who played in 5 Tests from 1920 to 1924. He also played professional football for Wolverhampton Wanderers, Stoke, Port Vale, Southampton, Northfleet, Accrington Stanley, and Mansfield Town.

Cricket career[edit]

Born in Hockley, Warwickshire, Howell was a right-handed fast bowler and right-handed batsman who played county cricket for Warwickshire.[1] In 1922, he helped his side to restrict Hampshire to just 15 runs in one innings; Howell personally took six wickets from just seven runs. He took 152 first-class wickets in the 1923 season.

He made five appearances in Tests for the England cricket team, with his first match at the MCG during England's 1920–21 Ashes series with Australia. His last England Test appearance was in August 1924 at The Oval against South Africa. He took a total of seven wickets in his Test career.[1] His younger brother Albert also played for Warwickshire between 1919 and 1922.

Personal information
Full name Henry Howell[2]
Date of birth (1890-11-29)29 November 1890
Place of birth Hockley, West Midlands, England
Date of death 9 July 1932(1932-07-09) (aged 41)
Place of death Selly Oak, Warwickshire, England
Playing position Inside forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Burslem Swifts
1913–1920 Wolverhampton Wanderers[2] 38 (6)
1920–1921 Southampton 0 (0)
1921–1922 Northfleet
1922–1923 Accrington Stanley 3 (0)
Mansfield Town
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Football career[edit]

Howell played for Burslem Swifts and Wolverhampton Wanderers during World War I, as well as guesting for both Stoke and Port Vale.[3] At Stoke he played in the 1916–17 and 1917–18 seasons, where he made 57 appearances, scoring 42 goals.[4] He scored a hat-trick past Manchester City in a 5–0 win at the Victoria Ground on 9 April 1917, and then again hit a hat-trick in a 9–0 home win over Burnley on 16 March 1918. Despite only being a guest, he was Port Vale's top-scorer during the 1918–19 season with nine goals in eleven appearances.[3]

He returned to "Wolves" in the summer of 1919, and later was signed to Southampton (without making any first-team appearances), Northfleet, Accrington Stanley (on trial) and Mansfield Town. He made a total of 38 Football League appearances with Wolves and three with Accrington Stanley.[2]

Howell died 9 July 1932 in Selly Oak, Birmingham.

Statistics[edit]

  • Sourced from Harry Howell profile at the English National Football Archive (subscription required)
Club Season Division League FA Cup Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Wolverhampton Wanderers 1913–14 Second Division 15 0 3 2 18 2
1914–15 Second Division 12 4 0 0 12 4
1919–20 Second Division 11 2 0 0 11 2
Total 38 6 3 2 41 8
Southampton 1920–21 Third Division South 0 0 0 0 0 0
Accrington Stanley 1922–23 Third Division North 3 0 0 0 3 0
Career Total 41 6 3 2 44 8

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Harry Howell stats at cricinfo
  2. ^ a b c Joyce, Michael (2004). Football League Players' Records 1888 to 1939. Soccerdata. ISBN 1-899468-67-6. 
  3. ^ a b Kent, Jeff (1996). Port Vale Personalities. Witan Books. p. 144. ISBN 0-9529152-0-0. 
  4. ^ Matthews, Tony (1994). The Encyclopaedia of Stoke City. Lion Press. ISBN 0-9524151-0-0. 

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