Henry Crook's appearances for Nottinghamshire are charmingly described 'as like angels' visits, few and far between.'

He played in just five major matches in 11 seasons, the last being in 1837. A very slow round arm bowler, he was born in Bingham in 1802 and died there in 1886; his grave still stands in Bingham Churchyard.

A farmer, he played for Bingham at least from 1821 to 1838. His son was a promising player but died in 1866 aged 22.