Born in Radcliffe-on-Trent in 1911, Ramsay 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. He played two first team games that season but did not play again until 1933. During that season, he deputised as captain when Arthur Carr was unavailable for the county game against Gloucestershire in which he took two wickets and scored one as Notts got the worst of a draw. They were playing, essentially, Wally Hammond, who scored 140 in Gloucester's only innings and took 4-19 when Notts batted for the first time.
A useful all-rounder, Cox attended Magdalene College and made seven First-Class appearances for Cambridge University in 1943, though he missed out on selection for the varsity match at Lord’s. He did represent the University against the touring Australians, taking one wicket and one catch and watching as his team-mate Jack Davies bowled Donald Bradman for nought! It didn't help that much - Bill Ponsford made 229 and the Aussies romped home by an innings and 163 runs!
In a career severely curtailed, as so many were, by WWII, Ramsay Cox played in just 23 matches for Nottinghamshire; he scored 268 runs at 11.16, with a top score of 64 (his only half-century for Notts) and took 32 wickets at 34.00, his best return being 6-30 versus Derbyshire.
Henry Ramsay Cox died in his home town of Radcliffe-on-Trent on 1 December 2005
Nottinghamshire First-Class Number: 344