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Rev Henry Maltby

Rev Henry Maltby also made his Nottinghamshire debut v Hants at Trent Bridge.

He played just three times for the county all matches being in 1843. The following comment about him appeared in the press in 1873: ‘Mr H.Maltby, who has been dead many years, lived at Edwalton.

He was a feeble bat and poor bowler, and rumour has it that he was indebted to a douceur to Old Clarke for his appearances for the County.’

The total extent of his cricket career in Nottingham spanned 1840 to 1847.

Henry Joseph Maltby born Huntingdonshire in 1814 and died in Durham in 1863.

He was the rector of Eglingham, Co Durham in 1843.

This fact seems to rule him out, but in a court case in 1860 he is described as being of Eglingham and formerly of Nottingham.

The identity of this cricketer is not entirely certain. Two possibilities are Henry Joseph Maltby born Huntingdonshire in 1814 and died in Durham in 1863. He was the rector of Eglingham, Co Durham in 1843.

This fact seems to rule him out, but in a court case in 1860 he is described as being of Eglingham and formerly of Nottingham.

The other candidate was educated at Repton in 1833-35, then Cambridge and ordained at Lincoln in 1841. He married in Nottingham to Eliza Adeline Surplice in 1842 and died in 1869 leaving only £20.
Whether anyone investigating the Maltby family tree has solved this riddle, we would be delighted to hear from them.

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