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Richard Wollocombe      

Full name Richard Henry Wollocombe

Born January 12, 1926, Pachmarhi, India

Died June 7, 2002, Bath, Somerset (aged 76 years 146 days)

Major teams Oxford University

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Legbreak

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct St
First-class 9 16 2 314 119 22.42 1 0 1 0
Bowling averages
Mat Runs Wkts BBI Ave 5w 10
First-class 9 623 10 2/33 62.30 0 0
Career statistics
First-class span 1951-1952
Profile

Wisden Obituary
Wollocombe, Richard Henry, died in Bath on June 7, 2002, aged 76. He captained Wellington College in 1943 and, on going up to Oxford in 1949 after the Army and a brief spell in advertising, played four games for the University in 1951 and four more in 1952 as a leg-spinning all-rounder. He also played against them for the Free Foresters in 1951, scoring an unbeaten 38 in the second innings, though by then he was out of the running for a Blue. His glorious 119 in 125 minutes against Worcestershire suggested 1952 might be his year, but it wasn't to be. The final bowling place went to the 1951 Blue, Bill Mitchell. In his nine first-class games Wollocombe scored 314 runs at 22.42 and took ten wickets at 62.30 with his leg-breaks. He also played some Minor Counties cricket for Berkshire in 1950, and after university returned to the world of advertising.
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