On the 13-15 June 1867 he played for XXII of Wigan against the United All England XI, at Wigan scoring 5 and 1, and on 6-9 July 1868 he played for XXII of Wigan against the All England XI at Wigan, scoring 0 and 2. On 5-7 August 1869 he played for XXII of Bolton against the All England XI at Bolton scoring 0 in his only innings. On the 6 and 7 August 1870 he played for XVI of Bolton against the Players of Lancashire and scored 3 and 38, the highest score in the match
He played in one match for the Gentlemen of Lancashire against the Gentlemen of Cheshire at Old Trafford on 27th and 28th June 1873, batting at number six and scoring 9, taking one wicket and taking two catches.
His only match for the Lancashire county side was on 17th and 18th July 1874, when he scored 9 and 5 not out, against Kent at Old Trafford.
On the 14 and 15 July 1876 he scored 0 and 2 for XVI of Bolton against E.Stephenson's Yorkshire XI at Bolton and on 14 and 15 September 1877 he scored 11 for XVI of Bolton against A.N.Hornby's XI, at Bolton.
On the 18-20 July 1878, playing for XVIII of Bolton against the United South of England XI he scored 9 and 18, being caught off W.G.Grace's bowling in each innings.
He was born in the Wigan neighbourhood and played for the Wigan Club, moving to Bolton in 1868 to take up a position as draughtsman at Hick, Hargreaves and Co. In 1888 he became manager of Messrs J.B.Holden and Co, wine and spirit merchants, of Deansgate and Oxford Street, Manchester. On the death of Councillor T.W.Holden in 1893 he became one of the partners in the business.
He retained his interest in Bolton Cricket Club and was a leading light in the organisation of fund-raising bazaars for that club.
Early in 1898 he caught typhoid fever and, although he appeared to recover, his health was seriously undermined. He eventually succumbed to peritonitis on the morning of Saturday 17th June 1899, at his residence at 171 Chorley New Road, Bolton. He left a widow, three daughters and two sons. Dr.H.A.Scott was in practice in Bolton and treated his father. Fred Scott was engaged with his father at Messrs J.B.Holden & Co.
He was buried in the Church of England portion of the Heaton Cemetery, Bolton.
(Article: Copyright © 2004 Don Ambrose)
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