January 12, 1945
Famous Notts cricketer and footballer
The death has occurred at High Cross, Herts., of Harry Butler Daft, the old Notts cricketer and Notts County and England footballer, at the age of 77.
The second son of Richard Daft, he was born at Radcliffe-on-Trent on April 5, 1866, and gained a place in the Trent College eleven at the age of 12. He appeared for Gentlemen against Players at the Oval in 1886, and assisted the Nottinghamshire eleven as an amateur ‘till 1890, when he became a professional, retiring from first class cricket nine years later.
A batsman possessing a sound defence, Daft made his highest score of 103 against Northants in 1897.
As an Association footballer he played for England against Scotland and Wales in 1890, and against Ireland in 1889, 1891, and 1892, and was a member of Notts County’s Association Cup-winning team of 1894.
(Nottingham Evening Post: January 13, 1945)