Full name Arthur Dick Pougher
Born April 19, 1865, Humberstone, Leicester
Died May 20, 1926, Aylestone Park, Leicester (aged 61 years 31 days)
Major teams England, Leicestershire
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm fast-medium
|Only Test||South Africa v England at Cape Town, Mar 19-22, 1892 scorecard|
|First-class span||1886 - 1901|
POUGHER, ARTHUR DICK, born at Leicester, on April 19, 1865, died at his native place on May 20, aged 61. An excellent all-round cricketer, he will be recalled chiefly as a capital medium-pace bowler with a high delivery and a break-back, combined with skilful variation of pace. His most memorable feat was in taking five wickets without a run in fifteen balls for M.C.C. against the Australians at Lord's in June, 1896, the latter being dismissed for 18: one man was absent ill, and the last six wickets went down with the total unchanged. Among many other good performances with the ball by Pougher the following are worthy of mention:
|13 for 54||(including 6 for 10), Leicestershire v. Surrey, at Leicester|
(He and Rylott bowled unchanged).
|7 for 8||Leicestershire v. Warwickshire, at Edgbaston||1886|
|Hat-trick||M.C.C. v. Cambridge University, at Lord's||1887|
|8 for 81||Leicestershire v. Essex, at Leicester||1887|
|6 for 14||Shrewsbury's Team v. Queensland XVIII, at Brisbane||1887-8|
|10 for 71|| Leicestershire v. Australians, at Leicester|
(The County won by 20 runs).
|6 for 15||Leicestershire v. Derbyshire, at Leicester||1888|
|6 for 13||Leicestershire v. Essex, at Leyton||1888|
|13 for 104|| Leicestershire v. Surrey, at Leicester|
(He and Rylott bowled unchanged)
|8 for 115|| Leicestershire v. Warwickshire, at Leicester|
(The other two men were run out)
|13 for 41||(Including 8 for 18), Leicestershire v. M.C.C., at Lord's||1890|
|8 for 52|| Leicestershire v. M.C.C. at Lord's|
(He did the hat-trick).
|8 for 48||Leicestershire v. Essex, at Leyton||1892|
|5 for 15||Leicestershire v. Surrey, at Leicester||1893|
|13 for 86||Leicestershire v. Hampshire, at Leicester||1893|
|14 for 84||Leicestershire v. Hampshire, at Southampton||1893|
|Unchanged||with J. T. Hearne M.C.C. v. Kent, at Lord's||1894|
|7 for 17||Leicestershire v. South Africans, at Leicester||1894|
|14 for 89||(including 8 for 60), Leicestershire v. Essex, at Leyton||1894|
|8 for 40||Leicestershire v. Surrey, at Leicester||1894|
|9 for 34||England v. Surrey, at the Oval||1895|
|8 for 85||Leicestershire v. Yorkshire, at Leicester||1895|
|Unchanged||with J. T. Hearne, Earl de la Warr's XI. v. Australians at Bexhill||1896|
|8 for 151||M.C.C. v. Worcestershire, at Lord's||1900|
In games of less note he took eleven wickets for 18 runs for R. G. Barlow's XI v. XXII of Blackpool and District in 1889, and (in conjunction with F. Martin, of Kent) obtained eight wickets in nine balls for Mr. W. W. Read's Team v. XXII of the Country Clubs at Cape Town in 1891-2, each player taking four in succession. In a twelve-a-side match, too, at Streatham in July, 1892, whilst playing for M.C.C. v. Streatham he took all eleven wickets for 37 runs.
For Leicestershire he made many good scores, including 109 v. Essex at Leyton in 1894, 102 not out v. Warwickshire at Leicester and 114 v. Derbyshire at Derby in 1896, and 104 v. Surrey and 106 v. Yorkshire both at Leicester, in 1899. From 1887 until 1909 he was a member of the M.C.C. ground-staff at Lord's, and he took part in two tours overseas, visiting Australia with Shrewsbury's Team in 1887-8 and South Africa with Mr. W. W. Read's in 1891-2. His only appearance for the Players was at the Oval in 1895. He received reward for his service to the game in two benefit matches-- Leicestershire v. Yorkshire at Leicester in 1900 and Middlesex v. Kent at Lord's in 1910. For many years he had kept the Old Cricket Ground Hotel, Aylestone Park, Leicester.
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack
Also: the fastest Indian to 50 wickets, and Yasir Shah's unwanted "double-hundred"