Nathaniel Hone (cricketer, born 1861)
Born in Monkstown, County Dublin and educated in Dublin and at Rugby where he was an excellent horse rider and polo player, he went on to attend Trinity Hall, Cambridge. Whilst there, he played three first-class cricket matches in June 1881, playing against Lancashire and the MCC before gaining his blue against Oxford University.
However, his life would end in tragic circumstances just five weeks later. Whilst on a cricket tour of Limerick, he was feeling unwell and went into a chemist to ask for a black draught. By mistake, the assistant gave him a dose of carbolic acid and he died in great pain a few hours later.
- Cricket Archive profile
- Report of death of Nathaniel Hone, Limerick Chronicle, 2 August 1881
- Profile by Don Ambrose at Cricket Archive
- "Hone, Nathaniel Thomas (HN879NT)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge.
- First-class matches played by Nathaniel Hone at Cricket Archive
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