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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
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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