Howard Fowler

Howard Fowler (20 October 1857 – 6 May 1934) was an English sportsman who played international rugby union for England and first-class cricket.

Howard Fowler
Personal information
Full nameHoward Fowler
Born(1857-10-20)20 October 1857
Tottenham, Middlesex, England
Died6 May 1934(1934-05-06) (aged 76)
Burnham-on-Sea, England
BattingRight-handed batsman
Domestic team information
1877–1880Oxford University
1884Marylebone Cricket Club
Career statistics
Competition First-class
Matches 17
Runs scored 471
Batting average 16.24
100s/50s 0/2
Top score 63
Balls bowled
Bowling average
5 wickets in innings
10 wickets in match
Best bowling
Catches/stumpings 13/7

Fowler attended Clifton College[1] and captained their cricket XI in 1876, before going to New College, Oxford, where he studied law.[2] He played 15 first-class matches, as a wicket-keeper, for the university's cricket team and in both 1878 and 1879 was captain of the Oxford University RFC.

A forward, he played club rugby for Walthamstow and represented England in three Tests. He appeared against Scotland in 1878 and played against both Wales and Scotland in 1881.[3]

He also played cricket for Essex, from 1877 to 1889, but at this point Essex fixtures were not ranked as first-class. His two other first-class matches were for the Marylebone Cricket Club and Old Oxonians.

Two brothers, Bill Fowler and Gerald Fowler, both played cricket for Somerset.[4]


  1. ^ "Clifton College Register" Muirhead, J.A.O. pp31/2: Bristol; J.W Arrowsmith for Old Cliftonian Society; April, 1948
  2. ^ "Brief profile of Howard Fowler". CricketArchive.
  3. ^ "Statsguru - Howard Fowler". ESPN Scrum.
  4. ^ "Howard Fowler". CricketArchive.