Born in Radcliffe-on-Trent in 1911, Henry Cox caught the eye in club cricket when he scored 1,000 runs before the end of July in 1930, prompting a call-up to the Nottinghamshire squad.

A useful all-rounder, he captained Nottinghamshire against Gloucestershire in 1933 in the absence of Arthur Carr.

Having attended Magdalene College, he also made seven first class appearances for Cambridge University but missed out on selection for the varsity match at Lord’s in 1934, following his performance as an emergency umpire in the preceding game against Worcestershire.

In a career severely curtailed, as so many were, by WWII, Ramsay Cox played on just 23 matches for Nottinghamshire; he scored 268 runs and took 32 wickets.

He died in his home town of Radcliffe in December 2005

April 2020