Not the biggest hitter but arguably the most productive the game has yet to produce.
As can be determined by the number of times he appears in 'fastest hundred' stats 90 years later.
Known as 'The Croucher' because his stance at the wicket made him smaller than his 5 foot 7 inch height.
A Cambridge blue he captained the side in 1899 but actually achieved little to suggest his future talent.
Leg-side strokes were executed from an almost prone position.
He had a habit of advancing against even the fastest of attacks.
Fearlesss he could win a match in half and hour (if he stayed at the crease that long).
Although primarily a bat he was also a fast bowler of some accomplishment.
And yet this paled next to his ability to field which was almost miraculous at times.
Captained Gloucestershire from 1900 till the outbreak of World War One his career with them had started in 1894.
When reviewing his innings of 101 in 40 minutes in 1897 it has to be remembered clearing the boundary was only considered a 4 until 1907. A six was given only when the ball left the cricket ground.
Against Sussex he scored 286 in 175 minutes.
Against the same side he scored 240 in 200 minutes in 1907.
In 1900 he scored 104 and 139 in consecutive innings with newspapers stating he cleared the ropes more than 20 times.