Henry Stevenson

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Henry Stevenson
Birth nameHenry James Stevenson
Date of birth12 July 1867
Place of birthStockbridge, Edinburgh, Midlothian
Date of death8 August 1945(1945-08-08) (aged 78)
Place of deathCorstorphine, Edinburgh
Rugby union career
Position(s) Fullback
Amateur team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
- Edinburgh Academicals[1] ()
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
1888-1893[1] Scotland 15 (3)

Henry James Stevenson (12 July 1867 – 8 August 1945) was a Scottish rugby union international and first-class cricketer.

A fullback, Stevenson was capped 15 times for Scotland and took part in six Home Nations campaigns; this included being part of Scotland's 1891 Home Nations Triple Crown winning side as well as the team which were joint winners with England the previous Championship. The only points of his career were scored through a drop goal in a win against Wales at Edinburgh during their Triple Crown year.[2]

On the cricket field Stevenson was a slow underarm bowler and right-handed batsman, he appeared in five first-class matches between 1901 and 1905, once for the PF Warner's XI, another with HDG Leveson-Gower's XI, twice for the Marylebone Cricket Club and once with Scotland.[3] He managed four wickets at 67.25 and scored 104 runs at 11.55, with a highest score of 35. His biggest wicket was that of Australian Test batsman Reggie Duff, whom he dismissed in one of his matches for Marylebone.[4]

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  • Bath, Richard (ed.) The Scotland Rugby Miscellany (Vision Sports Publishing Ltd, 2007 ISBN 1905326246)

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