Father Ignatius Rice      

Full name William Ignatius Rice

Born March 15, 1883, Birmingham, Warwickshire

Died April 22, 1955, Douai Abbey, Woolhampton, Reading, Berkshire (aged 72 years 38 days)

Major teams Warwickshire

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm medium

Education St Edmund's Douai; Oxford University

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct St
First-class 2 4 0 15 9 3.75 0 0 1 0
Bowling averages
Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
First-class 2 - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
First-class span 1920 - 1920
Profile

Father William Ignatius Rice, OSB, MA, was Headmaster of Douai School from 1915 to 1952. In his younger days he played for Warwickshire during the summer holidays and for some years enjoyed the distinction of being the only monk whose cricket performances were chronicled in Wisden. He was a friend of GK Chesterton, whose Father Brown novels were based on Father O'Connor, a mutual friend.
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Country Fixtures Country Results
Cambs MCCU v Notts at Cambridge - Mar 28-30
Notts 339 & 46/2 (19 ov) Cambs MCCU 123
Glamorgan v Cardiff MCCU at Cardiff - Mar 28-30
Glamorgan 342/7 (89.2 ov)
Gloucs v Durham MCCU at Bristol - Mar 28-30
Gloucs 405/7d Durham MCCU 78/2 (17 ov)
Kent v Lds-Brd MCCU at Canterbury - Mar 28-30
Kent 370/6d & 47/1 (12 ov) Lds-Brd MCCU 204
Leics v Lbroug MCCU at Leicester - Mar 28-30
Leics 194 Lbroug MCCU 175/4 (64 ov)
Oxford MCCU v Surrey at Oxford - Mar 28-30
Surrey 335/7d & 29/0 (8 ov) Oxford MCCU 172
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