Edward Arthur Howsin played in two county games, both in 1863.

He was born in North Muskham on July 26, 1838. He qualified as a doctor of medicine at St Andrews in 1862 and later studied at Bristol and Guys. When chosen for the XXII Colts in 1863 he is described as from East Surrey and South Wales, though in 1861 he turned out for Newark. In 1862, Howsin played several games at The Oval and this gave him the right to represent Gentlemen of the South v North.

He was a good batsman and excellent outfield. Howsin resided at Goole in 1866, Newton-le-Willows in 1872, Stroud in 1879 and then at Reedness Manor, near Goole, however he died in Boscombe, Hampshire, on February 27, 1921.