Father Ignatius Rice      

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

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct St
First-class 2 4 0 15 9 3.75 0 0 1 0
Bowling averages
Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
First-class 2 - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
First-class span 1920-1920
Profile

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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Country Fixtures Country Results
Surrey v Kent at Guildford - Jul 20-23
Kent 408 & 229/6 Surrey 398
Gloucs v Worcs at Cheltenham - Jul 21-24
Worcs 395 Gloucs 156 & 10/1 (f/o)
Sussex v Warwickshire at Horsham - Jul 21-24
Sussex 413 Warwickshire 163/3
South Division: Essex v Hampshire at Chelmsford - Jul 22
Hampshire won by 5 wickets (with 15 balls remaining)
North Division: Northants v Notts at Northampton
Jul 23, 2014 (18:30 local | 17:30 GMT | 13:30 EDT | 12:30 CDT | 10:30 PDT)
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