Henry Flear, another Rancliffe Arms product, played in local cricket from 1835 to 1846.

A good batsman, he played once for Nottinghamshire – v Sussex at Trent Bridge – when he was preferred to George Jarvis.

A foundry moulder by trade he resided in George St, Sneinton and died of ‘softening of the brain’ in the General Hospital in 1852 aged 35 – searches have failed to find his baptism date.