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Henry Corp

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Full name Henry Charles Corp
Born Henfield, March 6, 1958
Nickname Corpy
Batting style Right-hand opener
Bowling style Right-arm medium
Height 5 ft 9 in
Clubs Slinfold
School XI 1976
OC Career 1977 to 2009


Appearances: 147
Batting: 2109 runs @ 17.43 (HS 76)
Bowling: 38 wickets @ 32.55 (BB 3-26)



A bespectacled right-hand batsmen and livewire, Henry Corp was a mainstay of the OC side for a decade from the late 1970s and an ever-present in the Bugge years. His career average might not be that impressive, but it hides the fact that Henry almost always opened the batting, seeing off the new ball before his more flamboyant team-mates cut loose later on. He was consistent - in one season he scored between 20 and 30 in 11 out of 14 innings - and was strong on the off side, but a tendency to attack often proved his undoing. In 1984 he scored one of the finest ducks in the club's history, unleashing an array of sublime strokes in his 35-minute innings against the Village, all of which went to fielders. As a fielder, he commanded the covers, preferring to hang slightly deeper to try to lure batsmen into risking a single and then pouncing. His throws were always flat, hard, and usually accurate - on one occasion he missed the stumps and sprinted past a bemused wicketkeeper to retrieve his own throw. He bowled occasional medium-pace, but given the right conditions he could be a more than useful change bowler. Off the field, the impish Henry managed to spend ten successive cricket weeks without ever cooking or buying newspapers, no mean feat in an era of self-catering.

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