Henry Scattergood

Infobox Old Cricketer


nationality = United States
country = United States of America
country abbrev = USA
picture = Henry Scattergood Head Shot.jpg
name = Henry Scattergood
batting style = Right-handed batsman
bowling style = -
FCs = 16
FC runs = 104
FC bat avg = 5.77
FC 100s/50s = 0/0
FC top score = 13
FC balls = 0
FC wickets = 0
FC bowl avg = -
FC 5s = 0
FC 10s = 0
FC best bowling = -
FC catches/stumpings = 25/9
debut date = 15 July
debut year = 1897
last date = 13 July
last year = 1903
source = http://www.cricketarchive.co.uk/Archive/Players/27/27348/27348.html Cricket Archive

Joseph Henry Scattergood (26 January 187715 June 1953) was an American cricketer, active in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Scattergood was one of the Philadelphian cricketers that played from the end of the 19th century through the early years of the next. Scattergood was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, cite web|url=http://www.cricketarchive.co.uk/Archive/Players/27/27348/27348.html |title=Cricket Archive - Joseph Scattergood |accessdate=2007-04-16 |date=2003-2007 |publisher=Cricket Archive ] to a prominent Quaker family. He began his sports career as a baseball catcher, but was converted to a wicket-keeper while a student at Haverford College. cite web|url=http://www.haverford.edu/library/cricket/site_update/famous_Scattergood |title=The C. C. Morris Cricket Library - Famous Cricketers - Henry Scattergood |accessdate=2007-04-16 |date=None Given |publisher=The C. C. Morris Cricket Library ] While at Haverford, Scattergood also played football and tennis and served as the treasurer and secretary of his class. In 1895, he graduated from Haverford with honors in mathematics before going on to more schooling at Harvard University.Harvard reference | Surname=Haverford College | Given=| Authorlink=Haverford College | Title=Haverford College Biographical Catalog of 1922 | Journal= | Volume= | Issue= | Year=1922| Page=| URL=http://www.haverford.edu/library/cricket/site_update/famous_Scattergood ] Following his time at Harvard, Scattergood began a long career as a businessman and philanthropist in the Philadelphia area. It was also at this time that he began playing for the Philadelphian cricket team.

Cricket career

Having toured in England in 1896 with the visiting team from Haverford, cite web|url=http://www.haverford.edu/library/cricket/site_update/famous_Scattergood |title=The C. C. Morris Cricket Library - Famous Cricketers - Henry Scattergood |accessdate=2007-04-16 |date=None Given |publisher=The C. C. Morris Cricket Library ] Scattergood's first-class cricket debut came against Gloucestershire on the Philadelphian's 1897 tour of England. Gloucestershire won the match by an innings and 26 runs. In the first innings, Scattergood achieved his high score of 13 and batted for 5 not out in the second innings. He made one catch to dismiss Charlie Townsend.cite web|url=http://www.cricketarchive.co.uk/Archive/Scorecards/4/4829.html |title=Gloucestershire v Philadelphians in 1897 |accessdate=2007-04-16 |date=2003-2007 |publisher=Cricket Archive ] Scattergood played three more matches on this tour before returning to the United States to play visiting side from England. cite web|url=http://www.cricketarchive.co.uk/Archive/Players/27/27348/First-Class_Matches.html |title=First-Class Matches played by Joseph Scattergood |accessdate=2007-04-16 |date=2003-2007 |publisher=Cricket Archive ] Scattergood also joined the Philadelphians on their tour of England in 1903. He played through the middle of the tour and ended his first-class career with a match against Worcestershire on 13-15 July. Unfortunately, Scattergood was injured shortly after taking the field and replaced. cite web|url=http://www.cricketarchive.co.uk/Archive/Scorecards/6/6269.html |title=Worcestershire v Philadelphians in 1903 |accessdate=2007-04-16 |date=2003-2007 |publisher=Cricket Archive ] This was the end of a very successful career. The English cricketer Gilbert Jessop declared that "the wicket-keeping of Scattergood was every bit as remarkable as was the bowling of Bart King." cite web|url=http://www.haverford.edu/library/cricket/site_update/famous_Scattergood |title=The C. C. Morris Cricket Library - Famous Cricketers - Henry Scattergood |accessdate=2007-04-16 |date=None Given |publisher=The C. C. Morris Cricket Library ] John Lester wrote that the keeper's "services to cricket extended far beyond his play. Always a defender of the faith, and one of those who strove hardest to stem the decline, he is still an influence in keeping it alive."cite web|url=http://www.haverford.edu/library/cricket/site_update/famous_Scattergood |title=The C. C. Morris Cricket Library - Famous Cricketers - Henry Scattergood |accessdate=2007-04-16 |date=None Given |publisher=The C. C. Morris Cricket Library ]

Personal life

Following the end of his cricket career, Scattergood settled down with a family. In 1906, He married Anne Theodora Morris in Villanova, Pennsylvania. The two had five children.Harvard reference | Surname=Haverford College | Given=| Authorlink=Haverford College | Title=Haverford College Biographical Catalog of 1922 | Journal= | Volume= | Issue= | Year=1922| Page=| URL=http://www.haverford.edu/library/cricket/site_update/famous_Scattergood ] In 1953, Henry Scattergood died in Wynnewood, Pennsylvania. cite web|url=http://content-usa.cricinfo.com/england/content/player/25814.html |title=Cricinfo - Players and Officials - Joseph Scattergood |accessdate=2007-04-16 |date=2007 |publisher=Cricinfo ]

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* [http://www.cricketarchive.co.uk/Archive/Players/27/27348/27348.html Player Profile: Henry Scattergood] from CricketArchive

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