Howard Parkes

Howard Parkes

Infobox cricketer biography
playername = Howard Parkes
country = England
fullname = Howard Roderick Parkes
dayofbirth = 31
monthofbirth = 5
yearofbirth = 1877
placeofbirth = Birmingham
countryofbirth = England
dayofdeath = 28
monthofdeath = 5
yearofdeath = 1920
placeofdeath = Studland, Dorset
countryofdeath = England
batting = Right-handed
bowling =
role = Batsman
club1 = London County
year1 = 1900
clubnumber1 =
club2 = Warwickshire
year2 = 1898
type1 = First-class
debutdate1 = 22 August
debutyear1 = 1898
debutfor1 = Warwickshire
debutagainst1 = Leicestershire
lastdate1 = 19 July
lastyear1 = 1900
lastfor1 = London County
lastagainst1 = Warwickshire
deliveries = balls
columns = 1
column1 = First-class
matches1 = 7
runs1 = 79
bat avg1 = 7.90
100s/50s1 = 0/0
top score1 = 21
deliveries1 = 0
wickets1 = -
bowl avg1 = -
fivefor1 = -
tenfor1 = -
best bowling1 = -
catches/stumpings1 = 3/0
date = 3 December
year = 2007
source = http://www.cricketarchive.co.uk/Archive/Players/31/31879/31879.html CricketArchive

Howard Roderick Parkes (born 31 May 1877 in Birmingham, England, died 28 May 1920 in Studland, Dorset) was an English cricketer. [ [http://content-uk.cricinfo.com/ci/content/player/18755.html Cricinfo profile] ] A right-handed batsman, [ [http://www.cricketarchive.co.uk/Archive/Players/31/31879/31879.html CricketArchive profile] ] he played first-class cricket for London County and Warwickshire. [ [http://www.cricketarchive.co.uk/Archive/Players/31/31879/all_teams.html Teams played for by Howard Parkes] at CricketArchive]

Career

Howard Parkes' first recorded major match was for the Gentlemen of Surrey against the Gentlemen of Netherlands. [http://www.cricketarchive.co.uk/Archive/Players/31/31879/Other_matches.html Other Matches played by Howard Parkes] at CricketArchive] It was an unsuccessful debut, as he was bowled for a duck in each innings. [ [http://www.cricketarchive.co.uk/Archive/Scorecards/103/103084.html Scorecard] of Gentlemen of Surrey v Gentlemen of Netherlands, 17 August 1894 at CricketArchive] 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. [http://www.cricketarchive.co.uk/Archive/Players/31/31879/First-Class_Matches.html First-class matches played by Howard Parkes] at CricketArchive]

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.Wisden Cricketers Almanack 1921, [http://content-uk.cricinfo.com/wisdenalmanack/content/story/228167.html Obituaries in 1920] ] In 1900, he played a second match for the Surrey Second XI, against Glamorgan, [ [http://www.cricketarchive.co.uk/Archive/Players/31/31879/Minor_Counties_Championship_Matches.html Minor Counties Championship matches played by Howard Parkes] at CricketArchive] 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. [ [http://www.cricketarchive.co.uk/Archive/Scorecards/131/131583.html Scorecard] of Shanghai v Straits Settlements, 15 November 1904 at CricketArchive] He died in Dorset in 1920 from the effects of gas poisoning suffered whilst on active service in France with the Royal Artillery. His brother-in-law Tom Taylor played for Yorkshire between 1899 and 1906, playing 130 first-class matches in total. [ [http://www.cricketarchive.co.uk/Archive/Players/33/33228/33228.html Tom Taylor] at CricketArchive]

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