Full Name

Richard George Duckfield

Born

July 02, 1907, Maesteg, Glamorgan, Wales

Died

December 30, 1959, Bridgend, Glamorgan, Wales, (aged 52y 181d)

Batting Style

Right hand bat

Bowling Style

Right arm medium

TEAMS

Dick Duckfield was a right-handed batsman from Maesteg who scored an "excellent" - Wisden's word - century for the Players against the Gentlemen at The Oval in 1934, reaching 106 in only two hours, against a substandard attack. On the same ground two years later he scored 280 not out against Surrey, the highest score then made for Glamorgan. Otherwise, his form was ordinary; he retired in 1938 having scored exactly 7,000 runs, average 26.61.
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack

Dick Duckfield established a Glamorgan batting record in 1936 with an unbeaten 280 against Surrey at The Oval, compiled in five-and-a-half hours, with 39 fours. At the time, it was the highest individual innings in the club's history, and a very bright future was predicted for the Maesteg-born batsman. However, within two years Duckfield had retired from the county game after a loss of confidence. Duckfield made his Glamorgan debut in 1930, and in 1932 the right-hand batsman secured a regular place in the county's middle order. He recorded his maiden first-class hundred in 1933 against Middlesex, and passed 1000 runs for the first time in his career. He consolidated on this headway in 1934 with two further centuries, and was also selected to play for the Players against the Gentlemen. His marathon efforts at The Oval proved that Duckfield had the temperament to compile large innings, but soon afterwards, he started to doubt his ability in the field and found it increasingly difficult to either catch a ball in the air or field a ball running along the ground. As this preyed on his mind, Duckfield lost his place in the county's side, and retired from professional cricket at the end of the 1938 season.
Andrew Hignell

Career Averages

Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAve100s50sCtSt
FC192302397000280*26.611037270
Bowling
FormatMatBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
FC1923182550---4.81-000

Debut/Last Matches - Player

FC Matches
Span
1930 - 1938