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
Durham v Yorkshire at Chester-le-Street - Jun 28-Jul 1
Yorkshire 557/6d Durham 208 & 95/0 (24.4 ov) (f/o)
Middlesex v Hampshire at Lord's - Jun 28-Jul 1
Hampshire 176 & 78/3 (38 ov) Middlesex 330
Warwickshire v Sussex at Birmingham - Jun 28-Jul 1
Sussex 601/6d Warwickshire 207/5 (77 ov)
Lancashire v Northants at Manchester - Jun 29-Jul 2
Northants 438 Lancashire 80/1 (31.3 ov)
Notts v Worcs at Nottingham - Jun 29-Jul 2
Notts 240 Worcs 259/7 (79.1 ov)
Varsity Match: Cambridge U v Oxford Uni at Cambridge - Jun 30-Jul 3
Oxford Uni 156 (45.5 ov)
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