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Full name  Howard Roderick Parkes
Role  Batsman
1898  Warwickshire
Batting style  Right-handed
1900  London County
Name  Howard Parkes
Born  31 May 1877 (1877-05-31) Birmingham, England
Died  28 May 1920(1920-05-28) (aged 42) Studland, Dorset, England

Howard Roderick Parkes (31 May 1877 in Birmingham, England – 28 May 1920 in Studland, Dorset) was an English cricketer. A right-handed batsman, he played first-class cricket for London County and Warwickshire.

Career

Howard Parkes' first recorded major match was for the Gentlemen of Surrey against the Gentlemen of Netherlands. It was an unsuccessful debut, as he was bowled for a duck in each innings. Two years later, he played for the Surrey Second XI against the Lancashire Second XI, and in 1898 made his first-class debut for Warwickshire against Leicestershire.

Between 1897 and 1900 he attended Oxford University. Whilst he did play in trial matches, he never played for the university cricket team, though he did represent them at hurdling. In 1900, he played a second match for the Surrey Second XI, against Glamorgan, in addition to six first-class matches for London County, also representing them against the West Indies.

In November 1904, he played for Shanghai against the Straits Settlements in Hong Kong, opening the batting.

He died in Dorset in 1920 from the effects of gas poisoning suffered whilst on active service in France with the Royal Garrison Artillery in World War I, and was buried at Molesey Cemetery, West Molesey, Surrey. His brother-in-law Tom Taylor played for Yorkshire between 1899 and 1906, playing 130 first-class matches in total.

References

Howard Parkes Wikipedia


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