Henry Hall (Somerset cricketer)

Henry George Hamlet Hall (24 December 1857 – 13 February 1934) played cricket for Somerset from 1879 to 1887; two of the matches he played for the team were first-class games.[1] He was born at Bedminster, Bristol and died at Southmead, also in Bristol.

Henry Hall
Personal information
Full nameHenry George Hamlet Hall
Born(1857-12-24)24 December 1857
Bedminster, Somerset
Died13 February 1934(1934-02-13) (aged 76)
Southmead, Bristol
Domestic team information
Career statistics
Competition First-class
Matches 2
Runs scored 2
Batting average 0.66
100s/50s 0/0
Top score 2
Balls bowled 168
Wickets 1
Bowling average 57.00
5 wickets in innings 0
10 wickets in match 0
Best bowling 1/47
Catches/stumpings 1/–
Source: ESPNcricinfo, 15 August 2018

Hall, a lower-order batsman and a bowler whose bowling style is unknown, has the distinction of taking the first wicket ever taken by Somerset in an authenticated first-class match when he had Lancashire opening batsman and captain Albert Hornby caught in the match at Old Trafford on 8 June 1882, and he followed it with a catch to dismiss the second Lancashire batsman, Walter Robinson.[2] There were no other successes for Hall in this game: no more catches, wickets or runs when he batted and he then did not play against for Somerset in any first-class fixture for three years. By the time he reappeared for a single game in 1885 against Gloucestershire, whose team included W. G. Grace, he was being played as an opening batsman: to no great effect, as he scored 0 and 2 and Somerset lost very heavily.[3] Though Hall went on to play minor matches for a further 10 years, this was his last first-class cricket game.


  1. ^ "Henry Hall". www.cricketarchive.com. Retrieved 27 June 2011.
  2. ^ "Scorecard: Lancashire v Somerset". www.cricketarchive.com. 8 June 1882. Retrieved 27 June 2011.
  3. ^ "Scorecard: Gloucestershire v Somerset". www.cricketarchive.com. 3 August 1885. Retrieved 27 June 2011.