Dudley Pope (cricketer)

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Dudley Pope
Personal information
Full name Dudley Fairbridge Pope
Born (1906-10-28)28 October 1906
Barnes, England
Died 8 September 1934(1934-09-08) (aged 27)
Writtle, Essex, England
Batting style Right-hand bat
Role Batsman
Domestic team information
Years Team
1925-1927 Gloucestershire
1928-1934 Essex
Career statistics
Competition FC
Matches 159
Runs scored 6557
Batting average 26.33
100s/50s 7/31
Top score 161
Balls bowled 348
Wickets 4
Bowling average 68.00
5 wickets in innings 0
10 wickets in match 0
Best bowling 1/11
Catches/stumpings 37/0
Source: CricInfo, 13 September 2009

Dudley Fairbridge Pope (28 October 1906 – 8 September 1934) was an English cricketer. A right-handed batsman, Pope was born in Barnes and is recorded in the 1911 Census as living in Richmond, Surrey at age four. He played 159 first class matches for Essex and Gloucestershire between 1925 and his death in a car accident in 1934. He scored 6,557 runs at 26.33, including seven centuries,[1] and formed a "solid professional nucleus" along with such players as Jim Cutmore, Laurie Eastman, Jack O'Connor, Jack Russell and Stan Nichols. In 1933 Pope, along with many of these players, scored over 1,000 runs, the first time six batsmen had topped 1,000 in a season.[2]


  1. ^ "Player Profile: Dudley Pope". CricInfo. Retrieved 2009-09-13. 
  2. ^ Bray, Charles (1960). "Essex: 1876 to 1960". Wisden. CricInfo. Retrieved 2009-09-13. 

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