Dickie Dodds      

Full name Thomas Carter Dodds

Born May 29, 1919, Bedford

Died September 17, 2001 (aged 82 years 111 days)

Major teams Essex, Services

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm medium, Legbreak

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct St
First-class 396 693 18 19407 157 28.75 17 113 186 0
Bowling averages
Mat Runs Wkts BBI Ave 5w 10
First-class 396 1126 36 4/34 31.27 0 0
Career statistics
First-class span 1943/44 - 1961
Profile

Dickie Dodds was an opening batsman who played 380 games for Essex between 1946 and 1959 although he had first played for the county during the war. In his 13 full seasons with the club he passed 1000 runs with his best return in the hot summer of 1947 when he scored 2147 runs at 38.33. A deeply religious man, he believed that the best way to glorify God was to play bright cricket and in the off season he worked for Moral Re-Armament, donating the entire proceeds from his benefit in 1957. In 1976 he published an autobiography, Hit Hard And Enjoy It.
Martin Williamson

Country Fixtures Country Results
2nd Investec Test: England v New Zealand at Leeds - May 29-Jun 2
New Zealand 350 & 454/8d England 350 & 44/0
Derbyshire v Gloucs at Derby - May 31-Jun 3
Gloucs 329 Derbyshire 77/2
Essex v Leics at Chelmsford - May 31-Jun 3
Essex 166 & 43/2 Leics 280
Glamorgan v Northants at Cardiff - May 31-Jun 3
Glamorgan 371 Northants 79/5
Hampshire v Worcs at Southampton - May 31-Jun 3
Hampshire 222 Worcs 221/3
Middlesex v Warwickshire at Lord's - May 31-Jun 3
Warwickshire 342 Middlesex 39/1
Surrey v Lancashire at The Oval - May 31-Jun 3
Surrey 435/8
Notts v Sussex at Nottingham - Jun 1-4
Notts 255 Sussex 39/3
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