Richard Bodle

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Richard Bodle
Personal information
Born (1816-12-23)23 December 1816
Alfriston, Sussex, England
Died 26 January 1869(1869-01-26) (aged 52)
Southampton, Hampshire, England
Domestic team information
Years Team
1842–1845 & 1848–1849 Hampshire (pre-county club)
1838 Sussex
Career statistics
Competition FC
Matches 15
Runs scored 342
Batting average 12.66
100s/50s –/1
Top score 70
Balls bowled 388
Wickets 15
Bowling average 12.37
5 wickets in innings 1
10 wickets in match
Best bowling
Catches/stumpings 5/–
Source: Cricinfo, 4 March 2010

Richard Bodle (23 December 1816 – 21 January 1869) was an amateur English cricketer.

Bodle made his first-class debut for Sussex against Kent in 1838. This was Bodles only first-class appearance for Sussex.

In 1842 Bodle made his debut for pre-county club Hampshire against the Marylebone Cricket Club in 1842. Bodle played 14 first-class matches for Hampshire from 1842 to 1849, with his final appearance for the county coming against an All-England Eleven.

In his 14 matches for Hampshire he took 15 wickets at a bowling average of 12.37, with one five wicket haul against Petworth in 1845.

Bodle also stood as an Umpire in 2 first-class matches, one in 1842 when Hampshire played an early England side and in 1866 when Hampshire played the Marylebone Cricket Club.

Bodle died at Southampton, Hampshire on 21 January 1869.

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