Dick Young      

Full name Richard Alfred Young

Born September 16, 1885, Dharwar, India

Died July 1, 1968, Hastings, Sussex (aged 82 years 289 days)

Major teams England, Cambridge University, Sussex

Also known as Dick

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Legbreak

Fielding position Wicketkeeper

Education Repton School, Cambridge University

Richard Alfred Young
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests Insights on test 2 4 0 27 13 6.75 0 0 4 0 6 0
First-class 139 242 11 6653 220 28.80 11 38 115 29
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests Insights on test 2 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 139 150 114 3 2/32 38.00 4.56 50.0 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut Australia v England at Sydney, Dec 13-19, 1907 scorecard
Last Test Australia v England at Sydney, Feb 21-27, 1908 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1905 - 1925

Wisden Obituary
Dick Young was one of the few spectacled players to represent England at both cricket and Association football. He established a high reputation as a wicketkeeper and batsman while in the XI at Repton from 1901 to 1904, heading the averages in 1902 when Wisden described him as out and away the best batsman at the school. He captained the side in the last two seasons. A consistent and reliable batsman, strong on the leg-side and in driving to the off, he gained a Blue as a Freshman at Cambridge in 1905 and also played in the University matches of the following three seasons. In 1906 he distinguished himself by hitting 150 against Oxford out of a total of 360, being first in and last out when, with wickets falling fast, he began to take risks. In 1907 and again in 1908, when captain, he occupied first place in the University batting figures. He enjoyed the honour in 1907-08 of being chosen as a member of the MCC team which toured Australia under AO Jones, taking part in two Tests. From 1905 to 1925 he assisted Sussex as an amateur, his highest innings for the county being 220 in a total of 611 against Essex at Leyton in 1905.

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