Henry Oakes

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Henry Oakes
Personal information
Full name Henry James Oakes
Born (1796-06-23)23 June 1796
Died 9 September 1875(1875-09-09) (aged 79)
Batting unknown hand
Bowling underarm: unknown hand and type
Role unknown
Domestic team information
Years Team
1819 Cambridge University
Career statistics
Source: Arthur Haygarth, 31 March 2013

Henry James Oakes (born 1796 in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk; died 1875 in Nowton, Suffolk) was an English first-class cricketer. He is recorded as a batsman for Cambridge University in one match in 1819, totalling 6 runs with a highest score of 5 not out.[1]

Oakes' family lived at Nowton Court, Nowton, Suffolk, near Bury St Edmunds. He was educated at Reading School, Bury St Edmunds Grammar School and Emmanuel College, Cambridge. He inherited Nowton Court in 1837 and became lord of the manor of Nowton.[2] He was head of his family's bank, Oakes, Bevan & Co. (later Oakes, Bevan, Tollemache & Co., taken over in 1900 by Capital and Counties Bank, which was acquired by Lloyds Bank in 1918[3]). He was mayor of Bury St Edmunds in 1844 and High Sheriff of Suffolk in 1847.[4]


  1. ^ "Henry Oakes". CricketArchive. Retrieved 31 March 2013. 
  2. ^ "History of Suffolk - Nowton 1865". 
  3. ^ "Capital and Counties Bank". Lloyds Banking Group plc. 
  4. ^ "Oakes, Henry James (OKS813HJ)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge. 


  • Haygarth, Arthur (1862). Scores & Biographies, Volume 1 (1744–1826). Lillywhite. 

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