William Meyrick

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William Meyrick (1808 – 17 February 1846) was a Welsh amateur cricketer who played first-class cricket from 1828 to 1837.[1] He was called to the bar in 1835.[2]

Cricket career[edit]

Mainly associated with Cambridge University Cricket Club and Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC), Meyrick made 9 known appearances in first-class matches.[3] He played for the Gentlemen in the 1837 Gentlemen v Players match.

Meyrick was a right-handed batsman. He made his name as a schoolboy player at Winchester in 1826 when he made a century against Harrow School and other good scores against Eton.[4] Proceeding to Trinity College, Cambridge, in 1828,[5] he was unable to recapture this form at Cambridge where he made just 135 runs in his 9 matches, including a highest score of 21.


  1. ^ Haygarth, Arthur (1862). Scores & Biographies, Volume 2 (1827-1840). Lillywhite.
  2. ^ "Meyrick, William (MRK828W)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge.
  3. ^ CricketArchive. Retrieved on 6 November 2008.
  4. ^ Altham, H S (1962). A History of Cricket, Volume 1 (to 1914). George Allen & Unwin. p. 68.
  5. ^ "Meyrick, William (MRK828W)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge.