Harry Makepeace

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Harry Makepeace
Personal information
Full nameJoseph William Henry Makepeace
Born22 August 1881 (1881-08-22)
Middlesbrough, Yorkshire
Died19 December 1952 (1952-12-20) (aged 71)
Bebington, Cheshire
BattingRight-hand bat
International information
National side
Career statistics
Competition Tests First-class
Matches 4 499
Runs scored 279 25799
Batting average 34.87 36.23
100s/50s 1/2 43/140
Top score 117 203
Balls bowled - 4055
Wickets - 42
Bowling average - 46.92
5 wickets in innings - -
10 wickets in match - -
Best bowling - 4/33
Catches/stumpings -/- 194/-
Source: ESPNcricinfo

Joseph William Henry Makepeace (22 August 1881, Middlesbrough, Yorkshire – 19 December 1952, Bebington, Cheshire) was an English sportsman who appeared for his country four times at each of cricket and football. He is one of just 12 English double internationals.


Makepeace played in four Tests for England in the 1920-21 Ashes series in Australia. His first-class career with Lancashire lasted from 1906 to 1930. "I count Makepeace amongst the immortals of Lancashire and Yorkshire cricket," wrote Neville Cardus.[1] Dudley Carew described Makepeace as "a master against the turning ball on a difficult pitch", and continued:

There was little to catch the eye about his batting, but he was the most pleasing of defensive batsmen, of men whose art rises to the heights under the challenge of adversity. ... The fireworks, the rockets, and the frenzies of big hitting are admirable in their way, but cricket would not be the enchanting game it is were it not for the quiet beauty of the game's less riotous colours; Clare wrote poetry as well as Shelley, and Makepeace was of his school.[2]

After his retirement from playing, Makepeace spent two decades as county coach.[3]

When Albert Chevallier Tayler was preparing his 1906 painting, Kent vs Lancashire at Canterbury, he arranged sittings with the winning Kent team he was commissioned to celebrate. Tayler also intended to do include Makepeace. Makepeace however was unable to attend a sitting, so Tayler compromised by using William Findlay as the batsman. Findlay had not actually played in that particular match, but he was able to travel to Tayler's London studio as he had just been appointed as secretary of Surrey County Cricket Club.[4]


Makepeace played for Everton from 1902-03 to 1914-15, and was a member of the team that won the FA Cup in 1906. He made four appearances as a wing half for the England national football team between 1906 and 1912. He is an inductee in Everton's Hall of Fame.


  1. ^ Cardus, Neville: The Roses Matches: 1919-1939 (Souvenir Press, 1982), p. 18.
  2. ^ Dudley Carew, To the Wicket, Chapman & Hall, London, 1946, p. 135.
  3. ^ "Players and Officials - Harry Makepeace". Wisden Cricketers' Almanack. Cricinfo. Retrieved 2007-09-24.
  4. ^ "A Canterbury tale". ESPN. Retrieved 2014-05-31.

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Jack Sharp
Everton captain
Succeeded by
John Maconnachie