Matches (22)
PSL 2024 (2)
IND v ENG (1)
CWC Play-off (6)
WI 4-Day (4)
Ranji Trophy (4)
NZ v AUS (1)
WCL 2 (1)
BPL 2024 (2)
WPL (1)

Full Name

Arthur Dick Pougher


April 19, 1865, Humberstone, Leicester


May 20, 1926, Aylestone Park, Leicester, (aged 61y 31d)

Batting Style

Right hand Bat

Bowling Style

Right arm Fast medium

Wisden obituary

POUGHER, ARTHUR DICK, born at Leicester, on April 19, 1865, died at his native place on May 20, aged 61. An excellent all-round cricketer, he will be recalled chiefly as a capital medium-pace bowler with a high delivery and a break-back, combined with skilful variation of pace. His most memorable feat was in taking five wickets without a run in fifteen balls for M.C.C. against the Australians at Lord's in June, 1896, the latter being dismissed for 18: one man was absent ill, and the last six wickets went down with the total unchanged. Among many other good performances with the ball by Pougher the following are worthy of mention:

13 for 54(including 6 for 10), Leicestershire v. Surrey, at Leicester

(He and Rylott bowled unchanged).
7 for 8 Leicestershire v. Warwickshire, at Edgbaston 1886
Hat-trick M.C.C. v. Cambridge University, at Lord's 1887
8 for 81 Leicestershire v. Essex, at Leicester 1887
6 for 14Shrewsbury's Team v. Queensland XVIII, at Brisbane 1887-8
10 for 71 Leicestershire v. Australians, at Leicester

(The County won by 20 runs).
6 for 15 Leicestershire v. Derbyshire, at Leicester 1888
6 for 13 Leicestershire v. Essex, at Leyton 1888
13 for 104 Leicestershire v. Surrey, at Leicester

(He and Rylott bowled unchanged)
8 for 115 Leicestershire v. Warwickshire, at Leicester

(The other two men were run out)
13 for 41(Including 8 for 18), Leicestershire v. M.C.C., at Lord's 1890
8 for 52 Leicestershire v. M.C.C. at Lord's

(He did the hat-trick).
8 for 48 Leicestershire v. Essex, at Leyton 1892
5 for 15 Leicestershire v. Surrey, at Leicester 1893
13 for 86 Leicestershire v. Hampshire, at Leicester 1893
14 for 84 Leicestershire v. Hampshire, at Southampton 1893
Unchangedwith J. T. Hearne M.C.C. v. Kent, at Lord's 1894
7 for 17 Leicestershire v. South Africans, at Leicester 1894
14 for 89(including 8 for 60), Leicestershire v. Essex, at Leyton 1894
8 for 40 Leicestershire v. Surrey, at Leicester 1894
9 for 34 England v. Surrey, at the Oval 1895
8 for 85 Leicestershire v. Yorkshire, at Leicester 1895
Unchangedwith J. T. Hearne, Earl de la Warr's XI. v. Australians at Bexhill 1896
8 for 151 M.C.C. v. Worcestershire, at Lord's 1900

In games of less note he took eleven wickets for 18 runs for R. G. Barlow's XI v. XXII of Blackpool and District in 1889, and (in conjunction with F. Martin, of Kent) obtained eight wickets in nine balls for Mr. W. W. Read's Team v. XXII of the Country Clubs at Cape Town in 1891-2, each player taking four in succession. In a twelve-a-side match, too, at Streatham in July, 1892, whilst playing for M.C.C. v. Streatham he took all eleven wickets for 37 runs.

For Leicestershire he made many good scores, including 109 v. Essex at Leyton in 1894, 102 not out v. Warwickshire at Leicester and 114 v. Derbyshire at Derby in 1896, and 104 v. Surrey and 106 v. Yorkshire both at Leicester, in 1899. From 1887 until 1909 he was a member of the M.C.C. ground-staff at Lord's, and he took part in two tours overseas, visiting Australia with Shrewsbury's Team in 1887-8 and South Africa with Mr. W. W. Read's in 1891-2. His only appearance for the Players was at the Oval in 1895. He received reward for his service to the game in two benefit matches-- Leicestershire v. Yorkshire at Leicester in 1900 and Middlesex v. Kent at Lord's in 1910. For many years he had kept the Old Cricket Ground Hotel, Aylestone Park, Leicester.
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack

Dick Pougher Career Stats

Batting & Fielding




Umpire & Referee

Dick Pougher

Explore Statsguru Analysis


Debut/Last Matches of Dick Pougher

FC Matches

1886 - 1901

Recent Matches of Dick Pougher

Earl de la W vs Australians3 & 10*4/38 & 3/7530-Jul-1896BexhillFC
M.C.C. vs Australians51*0/17 & 1/2223-Jul-1896Lord'sFC
Players vs Australians43 & 00/5909-Jul-1896LeytonFC
North vs Australians20 & 394/54 & 0/202-Jul-1896ManchesterFC
M.C.C. vs Australians9*5/0 & 0/3311-Jun-1896Lord'sFC

Photos of Dick Pougher

Dick Pougher