Full name Richard Edwardes More
Born January 3, 1879, Linley Hall, Bishop's Castle, Shropshire
Died November 24, 1936, Cairo, Egypt (aged 57 years 326 days)
Major teams Marylebone Cricket Club, Middlesex, Oxford University
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm medium
Education Westminster; Oxford University
Relation Brother - TJM More
|First-class span||1898 - 1914|
Richard More of the Egyptian Civil Service, who died at Cairo on November 24, was a good allround cricketer. He captained the Westminister school XI and at Oxford received his blue from R. E. Foster in 1900. In the match at Lord's against Cambridge, More scored 20 not out towards the total of 503, which remains a record for the University engagement. A year later, More, with 76, helped Oxford to gain a small first-innings lead, and, opening the bowling, he took three wickets in each Cambridge innings.
He then began playing for Middlesex and made 101 not out against Sussex at Hove, his brilliant display staving off defeat. During the 1901 season he scored 830 runs, with an average of 24.41, including 133 for Oxford against Surrey, and he took 67 wickets at 30.59 runs each. In the following autumn he toured Canada and America with B. J. T. Bosanquet's team and, bowling consistently well, headed the averages with 43 wickets at a cost of 11.20 runs each. His best season with Middlesex was 1904, when he scored 120 not out against Yorkshire at Sheffield. Going in last but one he helped B. J. T. Bosanquet put on 128 in 48 minutes. In all More got his runs out of 219 in 100 minutes, and the Middlesex total, 488, occupied no more than four hours and a half. Altogether for the County More scored 1,010 runs in 56 innings with an average of 21.04 and took 55 wickets at 30.96 each. An unreliable batsman, More hit brilliantly in front of the wicket when set and was a better medium-paced bowler than his figures suggest.
He captained the Westminster school football XI, but did not get his football blue at Oxford.
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