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Full name Richard Beckett
Born June 18, 1772, Leeds, Yorkshire
Died July 28, 1809, Talavera, Spain (aged 37 years 40 days)
Major teams Marylebone Cricket Club
|First-class debut||Marylebone Cricket Club v England at Lord's (Old), Jun 18-20, 1804 scorecard|
|Last First-class||England v Surrey XI at Lord's (Old), Jun 29-Jul 1, 1807 scorecard|
Richard Beckett made nine known appearances in major or first-class matches for the MCC between 1804 and 1807. He was killed while serving with the Coldstream Guards during the closing stages of the Battle of Talavera in 1809 and thus has the unfortunate distinction of being the first first-class player to be killed in battle.