The younger of two cricketing brothers from Manton near Worksop, Harry Winrow played for Nottinghamshire in two seasons before WWII and picked up his career again in 1946, playing for a further six seasons.

A left-hand bat and a bowler of slow left-arm orthodox spin, Harry made his First-Class debut at the most illustrious of grounds, against Middlesex at Lord’s in 1938 and represented Notts in nine matches that season.  The following year, cricket was somewhat curtailed and he played in four games.  Resuming after the war, he had his best season – and best figures – in 1947; in the match against Kent he shared a fifth-wicket partnership of 244 with Tom Reddick, Winrow going on to his highest innings, 204no.  That season was also his peak for wickets, taking 58 (more than half his career total) at 38.79, with a best of 6-65 and two five-wicket hauls.

In all, he played 113 First-Class matches between 1938 and 1951, scored 4,769 runs, with five ‘tons’ and that one double century; he took 95 wickets at 42.20.

After retiring from playing, Harry Winrow emigrated to South Africa where he stood as an umpire in the Currie Cup competition and other First-Class games. He was born on 17 January 1916 and died in East London, South Africa, on 19 August 1973.

May 2020