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Richard Blaker      

Full name Richard Norman Rowsell Blaker

Born October 24, 1879, Bayswater, London

Died September 11, 1950, Eltham, Kent (aged 70 years 322 days)

Major teams Cambridge University, Kent

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm fast

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 Ct St
First-class 162 262 25 5359 122 22.61 2 142 0
Bowling averages
Mat Runs Wkts BBI Ave 5w 10
First-class 162 226 9 2/1 25.11 0 0
Career statistics
First-class span 1898 - 1908
Profile

Wisden Obituary
Blaker, Mr Richard Norman Roswell, M. C., died in Eltham Hospital on September 11, following an operation for peritonitis. Born on October 24, 1879, he captained Westminster School at cricket, and Association Football for four years, and, holds the record score at Vincent Square, 256 for Rigaud's in a house match. At Cambridge, he gained his cricket Blue in the three seasons, 1900 to 1902, being contemporary with such players at S. H. Day, F. B. Wilson, E. M. Dowson and E. R. Wilson. He also appeared as centre-forward in three Association football University matches against Oxford, being captain in 1901.

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North Group: Derbyshire v Northants at Derby - Apr 30
Derbyshire won by 6 wickets (with 8 balls remaining)
South Group: Essex v Hampshire at Chelmsford - Apr 30
Essex won by 25 runs
South Group: Glamorgan v Surrey at Cardiff - Apr 30
Surrey won by 8 wickets (with 30 balls remaining) (D/L method)
North Group: Leics v Worcs at Leicester - Apr 30
Worcs won by 42 runs
South Group: Middlesex v Gloucs at Lord's - Apr 30
Gloucs won by 5 wickets (with 5 balls remaining)
South Group: Sussex v Somerset at Hove - Apr 30
Somerset won by 9 runs (D/L method)
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