Harold Gilligan, brother of A.E.R. and F.W. of Essex, was a right-hand opening batsman and leg-break bowler who played 289 matches between 1919 and 1931.
He scored 7,829 runs including one century at an average of 17.51 and took 114 wickets at 33.44 runs each. He captained M.C.C. on the tour to New Zealand in 1929-30 and played in four Test Matches. He scored 1,000 runs in a season three times and captained Sussex in 1930.
He was awarded the A.F.C. during the First World War.