Richard Wodehouse

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Richard Wodehouse
Personal information
Full nameRichard Lancelot Deane Wodehouse
Born(1892-05-30)30 May 1892
Chippenham, Wiltshire, England
Died20 May 1940(1940-05-20) (aged 47)
Cookham, Berkshire, England
Domestic team information
1923–1924Europeans (India)
First-class debut3 December 1923 Europeans (India) v Parsees
Last First-class1 December 1924 Europeans (India) v Hindus
Career statistics
Competition First-class
Matches 3
Runs scored 84
Batting average 14.00
100s/50s 0/1
Top score 52
Balls bowled 298
Wickets 5
Bowling average 27.60
5 wickets in innings 0
10 wickets in match 0
Best bowling 2/25
Catches/stumpings 3/0
Source: CricketArchive, 13 December 2007

Richard Lancelot Deane Wodehouse (30 May 1892 – 20 May 1940) was an English cricketer.[1] Born in Chippenham, Wiltshire, his entire recorded cricket career took place in Asia. He was one of three brothers of the author P. G. Wodehouse.[2]

Wodehouse died in Cookham, Berkshire, in 1940, leaving a widow, Winifred Baker Wodehouse, and property valued at £1,920. His address at death was given as Woodlands, Cookham Dean.[3][1]


In April 1919, Wodehouse made his debut for the Straits Settlements, playing against the Federated Malay States in Singapore. The following year, he played twice for Hong Kong; against Malaya and a combined Shanghai/Malaya team.[4]

He returned to play two more matches for the Straits Settlements against the Federated Malay States in 1922 and 1923,[4] before playing three first-class matches in the Bombay Quadrangular tournament in India for the Europeans.[5]


  1. ^ a b Cricinfo profile
  2. ^ "Person Page".
  3. ^ "Wodehouse Richard Lancelot Deane" in Probate Index for 1940, online at, accessed 12 April 2018
  4. ^ a b Other matches played by Richard Wodehouse at CricketArchive
  5. ^ First-class matches played by Richard Wodehouse at CricketArchive