Henry Alexander (cricketer)

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Henry Alexander
Personal information
Full name Henry Robert Tayler Alexander
Born 26 October 1841
Brighton, Sussex, England
Died 11 February 1920(1920-02-11) (aged 78)
Westminster, London, England
Batting style Unknown
Bowling style Unknown
Domestic team information
Years Team
1863 Cambridge University
Career statistics
Competition First-class
Matches 1
Runs scored 2
Batting average 2.00
100s/50s –/–
Top score 2
Balls bowled 20
Wickets 1
Bowling average 14.00
5 wickets in innings
10 wickets in match
Best bowling 1/14
Catches/stumpings –/–
Source: Cricinfo, 2 November 2013

Henry Robert Tayler Alexander (26 October 1841 – 11 February 1920) was an English cricketer. Alexander's batting and bowling styles are unknown. He was born at Brighton, Sussex.

Alexander was educated at Harrow School where he captained the school cricket team in 1861.[1] Later that year he began his university studies at Trinity College, Cambridge.[2] Two years later he made a single appearance in first-class cricket for Cambridge University against the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) at Fenner's.[3] In a match which the MCC won by an innings and 6 runs, Alexander ended Cambridge University's first-innings not out without scoring, while in the MCC first-innings he took the wicket of Charles Lyttelton to finish with figures of 1/14 from five overs. He was last man out in Cambridge University's second-innings, scoring 3 runs before he was dismissed by George Wootton.[4]

He later became a solicitor.[2] He died at Westminster, London on 11 February 1920.


  1. ^ "Wisden - Obituaries in 1920". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 2 November 2013. 
  2. ^ a b Venn, John (15 September 2011). Alumni Cantabrigienses: A Biographical List of All Known Students, Graduates and Holders of Office at the University of Cambridge, from the Earliest Times to 1900. Vol. 2. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. p. 29. ISBN 1108036112. 
  3. ^ "First-Class Matches played by Henry Alexander". CricketArchive. Retrieved 2 November 2013. 
  4. ^ "Cambridge University v Marylebone Cricket Club, 1863". CricketArchive. Retrieved 2 November 2013. 

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