T’Ashes Heroes #3 – Lord Harris

Lord Harris was only the second person to captain England in Test cricket.  He also did virtually everything that could be done at Kent, playing for forty years, captaining them and being President/Secretary.

Harris captained England in four Tests, but I feel that his actions off the field are what make him a notable moustachioed cricketer of the past.

He chaired the meeting which led to the creation of what is now the modern ICC (then the Imperial Cricket Conference) in 1909, as well as a meeting between representatives at the Oval in 1926 which led to the introduction of the West Indies, New Zealand and India into the Test cricketing sphere.

T’Ashes Hero Moment

Captaining England to an Ashes victory in 1884.  He didn’t really contribute with bat or ball.


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