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Harold Day

  • Date of Birth11 Aug 1898
  • BirthplaceDarjeeling, West Bengal
  • Appearances211

The first player to reach 1,000 points for Leicester, Harold Day’s total of 1,151 remained as a club record from the last of his 212 appearances in 1929 until being overtaken by Dusty Hare in the 1970s.

Seriously wounded in action during World War One, the Bengal-born Day joined Leicester after being posted to the area and resigned his commission to pursue a teaching career.

A full-back or wing, Day captained Leicestershire to the County title in 1925, led Leicester 1924-28 and made his  England debut in the first international to be played after the War after playing just six senior matches.

He also played cricket for Bedfordshire and Hampshire in 78 first-class games – scoring 1,000 runs in his first season – and became a rugby referee and later rugby writer.