|Full name||Henry Meredyth Plowden|
26 September 1840|
Sylhet, Assam, India
|Died||8 January 1920
Sunninghill, Berkshire, England
|Bowling style||Right-arm roundarm off break|
|Domestic team information|
|1863–1866||Marylebone Cricket Club|
|Source: Cricinfo, 25 January 2010|
Sir Henry Meredyth Plowden (26 September 1840 – 8 January 1920) was an English cricketer. Plowden was a right-handed batsman who bowled right-arm roundarm off break. He was educated at Harrow and Trinity College, Cambridge.
Plowden made his first-class debut for Cambridge University against Cambridge Town Club in 1860 and represented Cambridge University in ten first-class matches from 1860 to 1863, with his final first-class match for the University coming against Oxford University in 1863. In his ten matches for the University, Plowden scored 139 runs at an average of 11.58, making a single half century which yielded his highest first-class score of 69*. With the ball he took 44 wickets at a bowling average of 10.58, with best figures of 7-25, one of four five-wicket hauls for the University. He also played for the Marylebone Cricket Club in 1863 against Oxford University. In 1865 he made his debut for Hampshire, playing a single first-class match for the county against Surrey. He made scores of 34 and 3 and took two wickets in this game. Plowden's final first-class match came in 1866 for the Marylebone Cricket Club against Hampshire.
Overall Plowden played 15 first-class matches, scoring 248 runs at an average of 13.05, with a top score of 69*. With the ball he took 56 wickets at a bowling average of 12.83, with best figures of 7/25 which was one of five five-wicket hauls.
He was born in Sylhet, the son of George Augustus Chichele Plowden (1810–1871) and Charlotte Elise née Robertson (1821–1862). In 1887 he married Helen Beadon, daughter of Sir Cecil Beadon (1816–1880) and his second wife Agnes née Sterndale (1836–1906). They had two daughters Sheila Meredyth Chichele Plowden (1888–?) and Joan Meredith Chichele Plowden (1890–1975).
- Rao, C. Hayavadana (1915). " Plowden, Sir Henry Meredyth". The Indian Biographical Dictionary. Pillar & Co., Madras. Wikisource.