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Harry Lee


Born at Marylebone, London in 1890, Harry Lee was the brother of F.S. (Middlesex and Somerset) and J.W. (Middlesex and Somerset). A solid right-handed opening batsman and right-arm slow medium off break bowler he represented Middlesex 401

times between 1911 and 1934. He amassed 18,594 runs (av. 29.94) with twenty-three hundreds and with a top score of 243 n.o. versus Nottinghamshire at Lord's in 1921. He hit 1,000 runs in a season thirteen times with a best of 1,995 (av. 37.64) in 1929. He bagged 340 wickets (av. 32.54) with a best performance of 8 for 39 versus Gloucestershire at Cheltenham College in 1923 and he held 181 catches. Whilst coaching in South Africa in 1930/31 he was co-opted to the England touring party and played in a single Test for England scoring 19 runs in two innings (av. 9.50). He played cricket in India during winters twice in 1917/18 for Cooch-Behar's XI and for an England XI in 1918/19. He later became a first-class umpire standing between 1935 and 1946 and he later coached at Downside School from 1949 to 1953. He also wrote the book Forty Years of English Cricket. He died at Westminster, London in 1981.