Richard Wardill      

Full name Richard Wilson Wardill

Born November 3, 1840, Everton, Liverpool, Lancashire, England

Died August 17, 1873, Melbourne, Victoria (aged 32 years 287 days)

Major teams Victoria

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm medium (roundarm)

Relation Brother - BJ Wardill

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct St
First-class 10 17 2 381 110 25.40 1 1 4 0
Bowling averages
Mat Runs Wkts BBI Ave 5w 10
First-class 10 84 8 3/23 10.50 0 0
Career statistics
First-class span 1861/62 - 1872/73
Profile

Richard Wardill's career was uneventful other than his innings of 110 for Victoria against New South Wales at the MCG on Boxing Day in 1867. It was the first hundred recorded in first-class cricket. A little over five years later he committed suicide by throwing himself into the River Yarra after he had been discovered embezzling thousands of dollars from his employers to cover share and gambling debts. He agreed to go with his employer to the police and on the way asked to call at his home so he could explain all to his family. He slipped out the back door and from there went to the river.
Martin Williamson

Country Fixtures Country Results
1st Investec Test: England v Australia at Cardiff
Jul 8-12, 2015 (11:00 local | 10:00 GMT | 06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT)
2nd Investec Test: England v Australia at Lord's
Jul 16-20, 2015 (11:00 local | 10:00 GMT | 06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT)
1st ODI: Eng Women v Aus Women at Taunton
Jul 21, 2015 (10:30 local | 09:30 GMT | 05:30 EDT | 04:30 CDT | 02:30 PDT)
1st unofficial Test: India A v Australia A at Chennai
Jul 22-25, 2015 (09:30 local | 04:00 GMT | 00:00 EDT | 23:00 CDT -1d | 21:00 PDT -1d)
2nd ODI: Eng Women v Aus Women at Bristol
Jul 23, 2015 (10:30 local | 09:30 GMT | 05:30 EDT | 04:30 CDT | 02:30 PDT)
Derbyshire v Australians at Derby
Jul 23-25, 2015 (11:00 local | 10:00 GMT | 06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT)
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