Edward Samuel Evans Hartopp played once for the County v MCC at Lord’s. A member of M.C.C. and indeed a Committee member from 1860 to his death, he was asked to play due to the accident which occurred to Tom Barker – he jumped out of a cab whilst being conveyed across London – the horse having bolted. Barker’s leg was broken and he was taken unconscious to Marylebone Infirmary.
Nottinghamshire were therefore reduced to ten men.
Born in 1820, Hartopp resided at Clipsham Hall near Oakham. Educated at Eton and Cambridge, he was awarded a blue to 1841 and 1842. Hartopp was a brilliant long-stop but a very defensive batsman.
He died at Pickenham Hall, Swaffham in 1894.