John Haygarth (cricketer)

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John Haygarth
Personal information
Full name
John William Haygarth
Born3 December 1842
Rodmarton, Gloucestershire, England
Died30 March 1923(1923-03-30) (aged 80)
Boonah, Queensland, Australia
RelationsEdward Haygarth (brother)
Arthur Haygarth (second cousin)
Francis Gresson (nephew)
Domestic team information
1862–1864Oxford University
Career statistics
Competition First-class
Matches 10
Runs scored 81
Batting average 6.75
100s/50s –/–
Top score 17
Catches/stumpings 12/12
Source: Cricinfo, 4 May 2020

John William Haygarth (3 December 1842 – 30 March 1923) was an English first-class cricketer and magistrate.

The son of John Sayer Haygarth, he was born in December 1842 at Rodmarton, Gloucestershire. He was educated at Winchester College,[1] before going up to Corpus Christi College, Oxford in 1861.[2] While studying at Oxford, he played first-class cricket for Oxford University, making his debut against the Marylebone Cricket Club at Oxford in 1862. He played first-class cricket for Oxford until 1864, making ten appearances.[3] Described by Wisden Cricketers' Almanack as “one of the best amateur wicket-keepers of his time”,[4] he took twelve catches and stumpings in his ten matches for Oxford, in addition to scoring 81 runs.[5]

He left England in 1865 and emigrated to Queensland, where he became a sheep farmer at Kooralbyn and later served as a magistrate.[1] Haygarth died at Boonah in March 1923.[4] His brother, Edward, also played first-class cricket, as did his second cousin Arthur Haygarth, was also the compiler of Scores and Biographies.[4] Another cousin was William Parry-Okeden, an Australian police commissioner and protector of Aborigines, while his nephew, Francis Gresson, played cricket at first-class level.


  1. ^ a b Winchester College, 1836-1906: A Register. P. and G. Wells. 1907. pp. 146.
  2. ^ Foster, Joseph (1888–1892). "Haygarth, John William" . Alumni Oxonienses: the Members of the University of Oxford, 1715–1886. Oxford: Parker and Co – via Wikisource.
  3. ^ "First-Class Matches played by John Haygarth". CricketArchive. Retrieved 4 May 2020.
  4. ^ a b c "Wisden - Obituaries in 1923". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 4 May 2020.
  5. ^ "First-class Batting and Fielding For Each Team by John Haygarth". CricketArchive. Retrieved 4 May 2020.

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