William Whitcher

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William Whitcher
Personal information
Full nameWilliam Whitcher
Emsworth, Hampshire, England
Died9 March 1910 (aged 77–78)
Southampton, Hampshire, England
Domestic team information
Career statistics
Competition First-class
Matches 2
Runs scored 27
Batting average 13.50
100s/50s –/–
Top score 17*
Balls bowled 48
Bowling average
5 wickets in innings
10 wickets in match
Best bowling
Catches/stumpings –/–
Source: Cricinfo, 1 January 2009

William Whitcher (1832 – 3 March 1910) was an English first-class cricketer. Whitcher's batting and bowling styles are unknown. He was born at Emsworth, Hampshire.

Whitcher made his first-class debut for Hampshire in 1864, which was the club's first season with first-class status. This came against Sussex. In this match he bowled 5 wicket-less overs in the Sussex first-innings. In Hampshire's first-innings, he ended the innings unbeaten without scoring. Having batted at number 10 in the first-innings, he opened the batting in Hampshire's second-innings. This promotion up the order was not successful, with Whitcher being run out for a duck. Sussex eventually won the match by 10 wickets.[1] He next appeared in first-class cricket for Hampshire in 1867, when he played his final first-class match against Kent.[2] He scored his first first-class runs in Hampshire's first-innings, making 10 runs before being dismissed by George Bennett. In the second-innings he ended the innings unbeaten on 17. Whitcher bowled in the Kent first-innings, bowling 7 wicket-less overs. The match ended in a draw.[3]

Whitcher died at Shirley, Southampton, Hampshire, on 3 March 1910.


  1. ^ "Sussex v Hampshire, 1864". CricketArchive. Retrieved 19 May 2011.
  2. ^ "First-Class Matches played by William Whitcher". CricketArchive. Retrieved 19 May 2011.
  3. ^ "Hampshire v Kent, 1867". CricketArchive. Retrieved 19 May 2011.

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