Henry Calder

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Henry Calder
Personal information
Born (1858-04-14)14 April 1858
South Stoneham, Hampshire, England
Died 2 May 1938(1938-05-02) (aged 80)
Southampton, Hampshire, England
Batting Right-handed
Bowling Right-arm slow
Relations Harry Calder (Son)
Domestic team information
Years Team
1897 Eastern Province
1892 and 1895 Western Province
1882 and 1885 Hampshire
Career statistics
Competition FC
Matches 10
Runs scored 288
Batting average 16.94
100s/50s –/–
Top score 44
Balls bowled 410
Wickets 10
Bowling average 22.20
5 wickets in innings
10 wickets in match
Best bowling 3/24
Catches/stumpings 5/–
Source: Cricinfo, 26 January 2010

Henry Calder (14 April 1858 – 2 May 1938) was an English cricketer. Calder was a right-handed batsman who bowled right-arm slow.

Calder made his first-class debut for Hampshire County Cricket Club in 1882 against Sussex. Calder next represented Hampshire in the 1885 season, which was the club's last season with first-class status until the 1895 County Championship. Calder played four first-class matches for Hampshire in the 1885 season, with his final first-class match for the club coming against Somerset.

Sometime after his last first-class match for Hampshire Calder moved to South Africa, where seven years after his last first-class appearance he joined Western Province. Calder made his debut for Western Province against Transvaal in 1892. In 1895 Calder captained Western Province in the final of Currie Cup, where Western Province lost to Transvaal by 58 runs.

In 1897 Calder joined Eastern Province, playing two first-class matches for the Province against Western Province and Natal.

Calder scored 288 runs at an average of 16.94, with a high score of 44. With the ball Calder took 10 wickets at a bowling average of 22.50, with best figures of 3/34.

Calder died at Southampton, Hampshire on 2 May 1938.


Calder's son Harry Calder was named a Wisden Cricketer of the Year in 1918 and is regarded as one of the most unlikely cricketers ever to be named so. Harry never played first-class cricket.

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