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Father Ignatius Rice      

Full name William Ignatius Rice

Born March 15, 1883, Birmingham, Warwickshire

Died April 22, 1955, Douai Abbey, Woolhampton, Reading, Berkshire (aged 72 years 38 days)

Major teams Warwickshire

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm medium

Education St Edmund's Douai; Oxford University

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct St
First-class 2 4 0 15 9 3.75 0 0 1 0
Bowling averages
Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
First-class 2 - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
First-class span 1920 - 1920
Profile

Father William Ignatius Rice, OSB, MA, was Headmaster of Douai School from 1915 to 1952. In his younger days he played for Warwickshire during the summer holidays and for some years enjoyed the distinction of being the only monk whose cricket performances were chronicled in Wisden. He was a friend of GK Chesterton, whose Father Brown novels were based on Father O'Connor, a mutual friend.
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Country Fixtures Country Results
Gloucs v Durham at Bristol - Apr 21-24
Gloucs 303 Durham 276/4 (91.4 ov)
Hampshire v Yorkshire at Southampton - Apr 21-24
Hampshire 455 Yorkshire 140/6 (46.3 ov)
Kent v Derbyshire at Canterbury - Apr 21-24
Kent 259 & 163/7 (38.4 ov) Derbyshire 159
Lancashire v Somerset at Manchester - Apr 21-24
Lancashire 109 & 157/2 (56.3 ov) Somerset 278
Leics v Glamorgan at Leicester - Apr 21-24
Leics 420 Glamorgan 284/4 (74.3 ov)
Middlesex v Essex at Lord's - Apr 21-24
Middlesex 507/7d Essex 125/4 (39.3 ov)
Warwickshire v Surrey at Birmingham - Apr 21-24
Warwickshire 332 Surrey 306/3 (86.2 ov)
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