Obituaries in 1952

HODGSON, REV. RANDOLPH LLEWELLYN, who died on December 6, aged 82, wrote charmingly under the nom de plume of A Country Vicar for The Cricketer for a number of years, and was also author of books on cricket. At one time honorary secretary of Suffolk C.C.C., he was a great enthusiast for the game in Yorkshire and at Cambridge University, where he might have gained a Rugby football Blue but for a leg injury which affected him for the remainder of his life. He was vicar of South Baddesley, near Lymington, for nearly thirty years retiring in 1947.

LEE, MR. PERCY, who died at Lewes on December 26, aged 78, was a member of the Rugby XI's of 1892 and 1893. W. Mortimer (106) and P. R. Creed (211) made the Lord's match of 1893 memorable by putting on 263 runs for the Marlborough second wicket. Lee also played for Oxford Authentics. He was a well-known amateur actor.

LOCKER, WILLIAM, who died at Derby on August 14, aged 85, appeared in sixteen matches for Derbyshire between 1894 and 1902. His highest innings was 76 in 1901 at Derby, scored out of a first-wicket partnership of 140 with L. G. Wright in reply to a Nottinghamshire total of 661, of which William Gunn obtained 273. Locker played football for Notts County and in 1891 took part in the F.A. Cup final won by Blackburn Rovers.

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