Sidney Olivier

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For the British civil servant, see Sydney Olivier, 1st Baron Olivier.
Sidney Olivier
Personal information
Full name Sidney Richard Olivier
Born (1870-03-01)1 March 1870
Wilton, Wiltshire, England
Died 21 January 1932(1932-01-21) (aged 61)
Horton, Dorset, England
Batting style Unknown
Role Wicket-keeper
Relations Frederick Eden (uncle)
Lionel Collins (brother-in-law)
Domestic team information
Years Team
1895 Hampshire
Career statistics
Competition First-class
Matches 1
Runs scored 0
Batting average 0.00
100s/50s –/–
Top score 0
Balls bowled
Bowling average
5 wickets in innings
10 wickets in match
Best bowling
Catches/stumpings 3/–
Source: Cricinfo, 22 February 2010

Captain Sidney Richard Olivier CMG (1 March 1870 – 21 January 1932) was an English cricketer. Olivier's batting style is unknown, though it is known he fielded as a wicket-keeper. He was born at Wilton, Wiltshire.

Naval career[edit]

Olivier was a Captain in the Royal Navy and commanded the HMS Hasty[1] and the HMS St George.[2]

Cricket career[edit]

Olivier made a single first-class appearance for Hampshire against Leicestershire at the United Services Recreation Ground, Portsmouth, in the 1895 County Championship.[3] Standing in for regular wicket-keeper Charles Robson, Olivier batted once in the match and was run out for a duck in Hampshire's first-innings of 152 all out, made in response to Leicestershire's 212 all out in their first-innings, during which Olivier took two catches from behind the stumps. Leicestershire made 117 in their second-innings, with Olivier taking a single catch in it. This left Hampshire with a target of 177 for victory, which they chased down to win by three wickets. Olivier wasn't required to bat in Hampshire's chase, with this match being his only major appearance for the county.[4]


He died at Horton, Dorset, on 21 January 1932. His uncle, Frederick Eden, and brother-in-law, Lionel Collins, both played first-class cricket.


  1. ^ "HMS Hasty". World Naval Ships. Retrieved 5 December 2016. 
  2. ^ "HMS ST GEORGE - January 1917 to August 1919, Mediterranean (Salonika) (Part 2 of 2)". Naval History. Retrieved 5 December 2016. 
  3. ^ "First-Class Matches played by Sidney Olivier". CricketArchive. Retrieved 18 March 2012. 
  4. ^ "Hampshire v Leicestershire, 1895 County Championship". CricketArchive. Retrieved 21 March 2012. 

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