Norman Riches

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Norman Riches
Norman Riches 1970.jpg
Norman Riches at a Glamorgan CCC function in 1970
Personal information
Full name Norman Vaughan Hurry Riches
Born (1883-06-09)9 June 1883
Cardiff, Glamorgan, Wales
Died 6 November 1975(1975-11-06) (aged 92)
Cardiff, Glamorgan, Wales
Batting Right-handed
Bowling Right-arm medium
Role Occasional wicket-keeper
Relations John Riches (son)
Domestic team information
Years Team
1925–1931 Marylebone Cricket Club
1923–1930 Wales
1912 Minor Counties
1901–1934 Glamorgan
Career statistics
Competition First-class
Matches 104
Runs scored 5,750
Batting average 35.27
100s/50s 9/32
Top score 239*
Balls bowled 212
Wickets 4
Bowling average 28.00
5 wickets in innings
10 wickets in match
Best bowling 4/21
Catches/stumpings 49/6
Source: Cricinfo, 13 June 2012

Norman Vaughan Hurry Riches (1883-1975) was a Welsh cricketer.[1] The son of C. H. Riches of Tredegarville, Cardiff, Norman Riches joined Abingdon School from Chard School in 1900. He was a dentist but played cricket from 1901 for Glamorgan CCC, initially as wicket keeper. His first major innings was against Monmouth at Swansea when he scored 183 (1904).

Riches continued to represent Glamorgan until 1934, and was captain in 1921 (Glamorgan's initial season in the County Championship) and 1929. Riches scored nine centuries in his career and was the first Glamorgan batsman to pass a thousand runs in first-class cricket (1921).[2] He was vice-chairman, trustee and patron of the club from 1934 to 1950. Riches also played for Cardiff CC from 1934 to 1947.

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