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Dick Barlow      

Full name Richard Gorton Barlow

Born May 28, 1851, Barrow Bridge, Bolton, Lancashire

Died July 31, 1919, Stanley Park, Blackpool, Lancashire (aged 68 years 64 days)

Major teams England, Lancashire

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Left-arm medium

Other Umpire

Richard Gorton Barlow
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 6s Ct St
Tests 17 30 4 591 62 22.73 0 2 0 14 0
First-class 351 608 64 11217 117 20.61 4 39 268 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 17 26 2456 767 34 7/40 8/63 22.55 1.87 72.2 0 3 0
First-class 351 43468 13799 950 9/39 14.52 1.90 45.7 66 14
Career statistics
Test debut Australia v England at Melbourne, Dec 31, 1881 - Jan 4, 1882 scorecard
Last Test Australia v England at Sydney, Feb 25-Mar 1, 1887 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1871 - 1891
Umpiring statistics
Only Test England v Australia at Nottingham, Jun 1-3, 1899 scorecard
Test matches 1
Test statistics
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Dick Barlow was a dour and resolute opening batsman who was the first to really use forward play defensively, and was so passionate about the game that he continued playing club cricket well into his sixties as well as being a capable umpire who stood in one Test in 1899. Hard to dismiss, Barlow is remembered for his association with fellow Lancashire opener Albert Hornby, who was his antithesis with the bat, and they were immortalised in one of the game's most famous poems by Francis Thompson:

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Country Fixtures Country Results
Derbyshire v Kent at Derby - May 22-25
Derbyshire 492 & 9/3 (6 ov) Kent 412
Glamorgan v Essex at Cardiff - May 22-25
Glamorgan 260 & 295/3 (91 ov) Essex 313
Gloucs v Northants at Bristol - May 22-25
Northants 176 & 120/3 (42 ov) Gloucs 418
Hampshire v Notts at Southampton - May 22-25
Hampshire 270 & 189/8 (67 ov) Notts 189
Middlesex v Somerset at Lord's - May 22-25
Somerset 376 Middlesex 407/9 (139 ov)
Warwickshire v Durham at Birmingham - May 22-25
Warwickshire 313 & 114 Durham 190 & 154/4 (60 ov, target 238)
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