William Hodsoll

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William Hodsoll (1718; christened 28 October 1718 at Ash-next-Ridley, Kent – 30 November 1776 at Ash-next-Ridley), was a noted English cricketer of the mid-Georgian period. Hodsoll lived at Dartford for some years and was a tanner.[1]

According to the description of him in Cricket, An Heroic Poem (1745) by James Love, Hodsoll was a fast (underarm) bowler and also a useful batsman. This poem was written to commemorate the famous match between Kent and All-England at the Artillery Ground in 1744, in which Hodsoll played for Kent.[2]

Hodsoll's last recorded appearance was for Dartford v All-England on Dartford Brent on Wed 29 July 1752.[3]


  1. ^ F S Ashley-Cooper, At the Sign of the Wicket: Cricket 1742-1751, Cricket Magazine, 1900
  2. ^ Arthur Haygarth, Scores & Biographies, Volume 1 (1744-1826), Lillywhite, 1862
  3. ^ G B Buckley, Fresh Light on 18th Century Cricket, Cotterell, 1935

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