Harry Parks (cricketer)
|Batting style||Right-hand opening or middle order batsman|
|Bowling style||Right-arm medium|
Henry William 'Harry' Parks (born 18 July 1906 at Haywards Heath, Sussex; died 7 May 1984 at Taunton, Somerset) was an English cricketer. He was a right-handed batsman whose first-class career with Sussex lasted from 1926 to 1948. In 483 matches he scored 21,725 runs at an average of 33.57, with 42 centuries and a highest score of 200* . He scored 1000 runs in a season 14 times, with a best of 2,122 in 1947. Before World War Two he was a middle-order batsman, but after it he became John Langridge's opening partner.
He was a member of a notable cricketing family, being the brother of Jim Parks senior and the uncle of Jim Parks junior. He stood as a first-class umpire in 1949 and 1950, and played one match for the Commonwealth XI in India in 1949-50, his last first-class match. Afterwards he was a coach at Taunton School.
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