Percy Pratt

Summary

Percy Mackenzie Pratt (12 January 1874 – 20 July 1961) was a cricketer who played five matches of first-class cricket for Taranaki from 1895 to 1898.

Percy Pratt
Personal information
Full namePercy Mackenzie Pratt
Born(1874-01-12)12 January 1874
Bareilly, British India
Died20 July 1961(1961-07-20) (aged 87)
Denmark, Western Australia
Domestic team information
YearsTeam
1894-95 to 1897-98Taranaki
Career statistics
Competition First-class
Matches 5
Runs scored 227
Batting average 32.42
100s/50s 0/1
Top score 85
Balls bowled 138
Wickets 2
Bowling average 44.50
5 wickets in innings 0
10 wickets in match 0
Best bowling 2/26
Catches/stumpings 0/0
Source: Cricinfo, 8 January 2017

His highest score was 85, in Taranaki's only first-class victory, against Hawke's Bay in March 1897. He and William Crawshaw (106) added 114 for the third wicket.[1] He scored his runs "very rapidly" and hit 13 fours.[2]

He continued to represent the region after Taranaki lost first-class status after the 1897-98 season. Against the Australians in 1909-10 he top-scored for Taranaki in a match that ended in a close draw.[3] Four years later he opened for South Taranaki against the Australians and scored 89; the next-highest Taranaki scorer made 33.[4] He represented South Taranaki in the Hawke Cup from 1911 to 1922.[5]

Pratt ran a cabinet-making, upholstering and undertaking business in Hawera.[6] He married Beatrice Annie King in Hawera in February 1902.[7]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Taranaki v Hawke's Bay 1896-97". CricketArchive. Retrieved 8 January 2017.
  2. ^ "Victory for the Local Men". Hawera & Normanby Star. Vol. XXXIII, no. 3499. 18 March 1897. p. 2.
  3. ^ "Taranaki v Australians 1909-10". CricketArchive. Retrieved 8 January 2017.
  4. ^ "South Taranaki v Australians 1913-14". CricketArchive. Retrieved 8 January 2017.
  5. ^ "Hawke Cup matches played by Percy Pratt". CricketArchive. Retrieved 8 January 2017.
  6. ^ "Late advertisements". Hawera & Normanby Star. Vol. LXII. 3 February 1912. p. 7.
  7. ^ "Marriages". Hawera & Normanby Star: 2. 8 February 1902.

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