Reggie Pridmore

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Olympic medal record
Men's field hockey
Representing United Kingdom Great Britain
( England)
Gold medal – first place 1908 London Team competition
Reginald Pridmore
Cricket information
BattingRight-hand bat
Career statistics
Competition First-class
Matches 14
Runs scored 315
Batting average 12.60
100s/50s -/-
Top score 49
Balls bowled -
Wickets -
Bowling average -
5 wickets in innings -
10 wickets in match -
Best bowling -
Catches/stumpings 7/-
Source: Cricinfo

Reginald George Pridmore MC (29 April 1886 in Edgbaston, Birmingham — 13 March 1918 near Venice, Italy) was a field hockey player, who won the gold medal with the England team at the 1908 Summer Olympics in London.[1] Reggie Pridmore set an Olympic record for most goals scored by an individual in an Olympic final in Men's field hockey with his 4 goals in England's 8-1 victory. This record stood till the 1952 Helsinki Olympics, where India's Balbir Singh, Sr. scored 5 goals in India's 6-1 victory over the Netherlands.

Pridmore was also a cricketer, and played first-class cricket as a right-hand batsman for Warwickshire.

Pridmore was killed in action, aged 31, during the First World War,[2] serving as a major with the Royal Field Artillery near the Piave River in Italy.[3] He was buried at the Giavera British Cemetery nearby.[4]

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  1. ^ "Reggie Pridmore". Sports Reference. Retrieved 3 August 2015.
  2. ^ "Cricketers who died in World War 1 — Part 4 of 5". Cricket Country. Retrieved 28 November 2018.
  3. ^ "Olympians Who Were Killed or Missing in Action or Died as a Result of War". Sports Reference. Retrieved 3 August 2015.
  4. ^ Pridmore, Reginald George, Commonwealth War Graves Commission, Retrieved 19 August 2008

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