He played in 64 first-class matches for Yorkshire County Cricket Club between 1909 and 1911. He succeeded Lord Hawke as captain for one season in 1910. In first-class cricket Radcliffe scored 826 runs at 10.86, and took two wickets at an average of 67.00 and 21 catches. He also played for the Yorkshire Gentlemen, Oxford University Authentics, and appeared in a single match in 1903 for Shropshire.
He died in November 1969 at St Trinian's Hall, Richmond, Yorkshire, aged 85.
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