Henry James Porter made his single Nottinghamshire appearance at Southampton in 1843.

Born in Nottingham in 1810, it would appear that he played in local cricket from 1831 to 1854, but in the press Porter is rarely given an initial, though on the occasion when he is, ‘H’ is the only one shown. Porter was mainly connected with the Hyson Green Club, which played on the Forest.

He died in Sheffield in 1878, being a publican in that town.