Henry Tylecote

TYLECOTE, MR. HENRY GREY, died at Oxford on March 8. Born on July 24, 1853, he was in his 82nd year. Mr. Tylecote was in the Clifton College eleven from 1870 to 1873, being captain in his last two seasons, and he played for Oxford against Cambridge at Lord's in the next four years. A sound, patient batsman and a round-arm medium paced bowler, he kept wicket in his first years in the Oxford side but on his last appearance against the Light Blues he enjoyed a large share in his side's victory by taking nine wickets for 122 runs. Scoring 39 he helped F. M. Buckland in a stand of 142 for the seventh wicket which turned the game and Oxford won by ten wickets.

Henry Tylecote played for the Gentlemen against the Players at Prince's Ground in 1877 and two years later for South against North at the Oval, the match being for the benefit of James Southerton, father of the late Editor of the Almanack. Mr. Tylecote was the last survivor of those who took part in that game. Between the years 1876 and 1883 Henry Tylecote played for Bedfordshire and subsequently for Hertfordshire. He gained prominence in Athletic Sports by his prowess at throwing the cricket ball and as a half mile and mile runner. In 1877 he finished second in the mile to the Cambridge representative. Henry Grey was the youngest of three brothers of whom Mr. E. F. S. Tylecote played for England against Australia at Lord's and the Oval in 1886 and toured Australia with the England team in 1882-83. E. F. S. Tylecote played for Oxford against Cambridge from 1869 to 1872, being captain of the Dark Blues in his last two seasons.

The Captains in the 1877 match were A. J. Webbe, still President of Middlesex County, and W. S. Patterson, who after leaving Cambridge played for Lancashire and retains a close interest in the game. They are the only two survivors of the Gentlemen and Players match that same year at Lord's. All the Players are dead. Patterson took a leading part in a remarkable victory by one wicket. When the Players batted first he dismissed seven men for 58 runs. Thanks to 12 runs by him, going in number 9, the Gentlemen led by 6. Two wickets for 55 was then Patterson's share in dismissing the Players for 148. Although W. G. Grace scored 41, the Gentlemen wanted 46 when Patterson, going in last this time, joined G. F. Grace. Against wonderfully accurate bowling the runs were got slowly, Fred Grace with a 4 and a single winning The Glorious Match, as it was called, by one wicket.

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