Horace Brearley

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Horace Brearley (26 June 1913[1] – 14 August 2007)[2] was an English cricketer and schoolmaster.

Born in Heckmondwike, Yorkshire, England, Brearley represented Yorkshire for a solitary County Championship appearance as a right-handed batsman in 1937, and played for Middlesex in 1949.[1] His appearance with Yorkshire yielded seventeen runs from two innings.[3] He also played for Yorkshire Men's Hockey team whilst in Sheffield.[4]

After obtaining a B.Sc. from the University of Leeds, he was a teacher at King Edward VII School in Sheffield from 1937 to 1946,[5] interrupted by wartime service as Instructor Lieutenant in the R.N.V.R.[6] He left Sheffield in 1946,[7] to take up a teaching post at the City of London School. He suffered from Alzheimer's disease in his last years.

His son, Mike Brearley,[1] captained both Middlesex and England at cricket.


  1. ^ a b c Horace Brearley at ESPNcricinfo
  2. ^ Yorkshire County Cricket Club website Archived 28 September 2007 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ Warner, David (2011). The Yorkshire County Cricket Club: 2011 Yearbook (113th ed.). Ilkley, Yorkshire: Great Northern Books. p. 364. ISBN 978-1-905080-85-4.
  4. ^ KES Magazine, March 1939
  5. ^ KES Magazine, Dec 1937
  6. ^ KES Magazine, March 1941
  7. ^ List of masters in KES Magazine, Summer 1955

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