Saturday, 24 March 2012

Henry Moses - cricket interests continued

A well-contested match was played at the Sydney Cricket Ground last week between a team chosen by W. B. Fairfax, of Burwood, composed largely of first grade players, and a strong eleven from the Commercial Bank, also containing Several first-class men. The latter, batting first, compiled 200. The veteran H. H. Massie hit one on to his wicket before he got fairly going. W. B. Farquhar, of Central Cumberland, was responsible for a really fine innings of 87. Then he retired leg before, though as a matter of fact he was not out-at least that was the opinion of the bowler, who did not even appeal. In first grade matches this season Farquhar's scores are: 65, 10, 89, 56, and 92-an aggregate of 312. Pemell, of Waverley, showed good cricket for 34. For Fairfax's team Harry Moses and Pye put on 145 between them, but both gave chances. G. Barbour, of Burwood, carried out his bat for 31.Fairfax's team won by 25 runs. Pye was the most successful bowler for the winners, but no analysis was taken.

Australian Town and Country Journal Saturday 26 December 1896 page 41

A cricket match between the Kennel Club of New South Wales and the N SW. Poultry Club was played lately on the Sydney Ground and resulted in a win for the Kennel Club. The feathered gentlemen batted first and before the innings closed a total of 105 runs resulted; the doggy men replied with the good total of 214 for eight wickets. Of this number N. Ebsworth was responsible for 84. Harry Moses scored 48, and then retired. Greenwood 29, Williamson 14, and Dean 15 were the other principal scorers for the doggy men, whilst Crane 20, Parsons 13, F. Thompson 11, and H. Hamilton 14 played well for the "feathered" gentlemen.
I hear that the Poultry Club of N.S.W, want their revenge at cricket with their canine confreres in Sydney, and with that end in view intend challenging the Kennel Club men to play another friendly game; if so, with such men as Harry Moses and Ebsworth again playing, the doggy men should score another victory.
Western Mail (Perth) Friday 18 February 1898 page 38

Two once-famous New South Wales cricketers, " Tom" Garrett and " Harry" Moses, have gone over to the ," old man's game" -bowls-and as members of Strathfield and Ashfield bowling clubs respectively, now trundle the wooden sphere in lieu ofthe leathern one. " Tom," by-the-way, is Strathfield's champion.
Barrier Miner (Broken Hill) Monday 24 October1898 page 2

At a meeting of the trustees of the Sydney Cricket Ground, Mr. Henry Moses and Mr. W. J. McKell, M.L A., were unanimously elected chairman and vice-chairman, respectively, for the ensuing 12 months. The trustees regretted that Mr. H. H. Massie expressed his inability, owing to ill-health, to accept nomination for re-election as vice-chairman.
Sydney Morning Herald Thursday 22 July 1937 page 13

Prominent Sportsman.
The remains of Mr. Harry Moses, aged 80 years, former international cricketer and prominent business man, who died in a private hospital on Wednesday after a long illness, were privately cremated at Rookwood yesterday morning.
Mr. Moses was a son of the late Henry Moses, M.L.C. At the time of his death he was chairman of the Sydney Cricket Ground Trust, having been a member of the trust since 1907. Mr. Moses had large business Interests, and was a director of Tooth and Co.Ltd., Goldsbrough Mort and Co., Ltd., Alliance Assurance Co., Ltd., and other companies.
He is survived by a widow, who resides at Ashfield, and he also leaves two sons, Harry, of Goulburn, and Leslie, of Singleton, and a daughter, Mrs. V. V. Rudder, who is in England.
Details of the sporting career of Mr. Moses are given In the sporting columns.
Sydney Morning Herald Friday 9 December 1938 page 7

Late Mr. Harry Moses
The late Mr. Harry Moses, whose death at the age of 80 years is reported in the news columns of the "Herald." played fof Australia in six test, matches against England in Australia, but he declined invitations to tour England as a member of Australian teams. He visited England on business and played some cricket there.
Harry Moses for a period in the eighties was regarded as the best left-handed batsman in Australia; that was until the arrival in international cricket of Clem Hill and Joe Darling. Moses was a sound and dogged player. In Sydney in 1881-2 he scored 297 for New South Wales against Victoria. In test cricket he was a contemporary of such famous players as Spofforth, Turner, Garrett, Ferris, and Blackham. He played against England in two tests in 1886-7, one in 1887-8,two in 1891-2. against, W. G. Grace's team, and one in 1894-5. His batting figures for the tests were six matches, 10 innings, 33 highest score, 197 runs. 19.70 average.
Mr. Moses was also a successful bowls player for several years. He was appointed a member of the Sydney Cricket Ground Trust in 1907. He was chairman from 1928 until the time of his death.
Sydney Morning Herald Friday 9 December 1938 page 17

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