Richard Sale (cricketer)

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Richard Sale
Personal information
Full name Richard Sale
Born (1889-06-21)21 June 1889
Broughty Ferry, Angus, Scotland
Died 7 September 1970(1970-09-07) (aged 81)
East Hanney, Berkshire, England
Batting Left-handed batsman
Bowling Right arm medium fast bowler
Relations Dick Sale
Domestic team information
Years Team
1908-1912 Derbyshire
1909-1911 Oxford University
First-class debut 3 August 1908 Derbyshire v Hampshire
Last First-class 13 June 1912 Derbyshire v Hampshire
Career statistics
Competition First-class
Matches 39
Runs scored 961
Batting average 14.13
100s/50s 0/3
Top score 69
Balls bowled 734
Wickets 10
Bowling average 47.10
5 wickets in innings
10 wickets in match
Best bowling 2-25
Catches/stumpings 12/-
Source: [1], July 2012

Richard Sale (21 June 1889 – 7 September 1970) was an English cricketer who played first-class cricket for Derbyshire between 1908 and 1912 and for Oxford University between 1909 and 1911.

Sale was born at Broughty Ferry, Angus, Scotland. He was educated at Repton School and was in the Repton XI from 1906 to 1908. He was then at Oxford University. He made his debut for Derbyshire in the 1908 season in August 1908 and scored 31 in his second innings in a victory against Hampshire. He played six more matches in the 1908 season. In 1909 he joined the Oxford University team and spent the three years to 1911 closing the season for Derbyshire after playing his matches for Oxford University. Sale was a left-hand batsman and played 70 innings in 39 first-class matches, with a top score of 69 and an average of 14.13. He was a right-arm fast-medium bowler who took 10 first-class wickets in all at an average of 47.10 and a best performance of 2 for 25.[1]

Sale became a schoolmaster at Shrewsbury School and ran the junior OTC during World War I.[2]

He died at East Hanney, Berkshire, at the age of 81.[3]

Sale married Rachel Cattley on 1 January 1919.[4] Their son Dick Sale also played for Derbyshire.