Richard William Nicholls
July 23, 1875, Crouch End, Middlesex
January 22, 1948, Eastbourne, Sussex, (aged 72y 183d)
Right hand bat
Richard Nicholls was in the Rugby XI in 1892 and 1893 and he played occasionally for Middlesex between 1896 and 1904. In June 1899 he and W Roche, an Australian, made 230 for the last wicket against Kent at Lord's - then the best tenth wicket stand in first-class cricket. Nicholls scored 154. Nine men were out for 55 when he was joined by Roche. Middlesex won the match by 118 runs; J. T. Hearne and A. E. Trott each took eight wickets in a remarkable game.
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack
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