Henry Sweet-Escott was the son of Rev. Edward Sweet-Escott, the curate of Camberwell and a Housemaster at Dulwich College for over thirty years. Henry attended Dulwich, as well as Merton College Oxford where he showed promise as a young cricketer and hockey player.
After coming down from Oxford, he moved to South Wales and lived in Penarth near his cousins Ralph, Sidney and Rhys. He duly joined the town’s cricket and hockey club, and in 1907 won the first of thirteen hockey caps for Wales. Henry’s athletic prowess, couples with some good scores batting for Penarth CC led to his inclusion, each time alongside Rhys, in the Glamorgan side in 1909 for their away Minor County match with Carmarthenshire, as well as the following year for the game with Somerset at the Arms Park. He only made 10 runs in three innings and was not called up again.
Henry subsequently went into the brewing trade, and acted as Chairman of Brain’s Brewery from 1934 until 1955. He was also a talented golfer with the Glamorganshire club.
SWEET-ESCOTT, Henry Herbert.
Born – Bridgwater, 13 October 1885.
Died – Spaxton, 27 December 1954.
Batting and Fielding Record
Minor County Championship – 7 v Carmarthenshire at Stradey Park, Llanelli, 1909.
Minor County Friendly – 2 v Somerset at Cardiff Arms Park, 1910.