Harry Parks (cricketer)

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Harry Parks
Cricket information
Batting style Right-hand opening or middle order batsman
Bowling style Right-arm medium
International information
National side
Career statistics
Competition First-class
Matches 483
Runs scored 21725
Batting average 33.57
100s/50s 42/106
Top score 200*
Balls bowled 1208
Wickets 13
Bowling average 54.23
5 wickets in innings 0
10 wickets in match 0
Best bowling 2-37
Catches/stumpings 196/0

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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