Richard Purchase

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Richard Purchase (1757 – 1837) was an English cricketer who played for the Hambledon Club.

He was only 16 when he made his debut in 1773.

Born in Liss, Hampshire, he played for his county in 1773 and 1774 but then did not appear again until 1781. He was possibly in the armed forces at the time or otherwise working away from Hampshire.

He was an all-rounder noted as a slow bowler who maintained good line and length and a "fair hitter". He played regularly from 1781 till the end of his career in 1803, making 113 known first-class appearances.

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