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Full Name  Roger William Tolchard
Bowling style  Right-arm offbreak
Name  Roger Tolchard
Batting style  Right-hand bat
Roger Tolchard (Cricketer)

Born  (1946-06-15) 15 June 1946 (age 68)
Birth Place  Torquay, Devon, England

Roger William Tolchard (born 15 June 1946, Torquay, Devon, England) is an English former cricketer, who played in four Tests and one One Day International for England in the late 1970s.

Roger Tolchard (Cricketer) playing cricket

Life and career

Tolchard was a wicket-keeper. Educated at Malvern College, he played for Leicestershire for his entire professional career, from 1965 to 1983.

He was selected for the England team for their tour of India in 1976–77, and played in four Tests, although as a specialist batsman not a wicket-keeper (Alan Knott was the established wicket-keeper). He scored an important 67 in his first innings, but only managed 62 in total in six further innings.

He was also selected for the 1978–79 tour of Australia. He kept wicket in a One Day International in Sydney, although it was rained off after 7.2 overs. He was forced to return home injured with a fractured cheekbone before the remainder of the one day matches.

He captained Leicestershire for the last three years of his career, from 1981 to 1983, leading them to second place in the County Championship in the 1982 season.

After retiring as a professional player, he returned to Malvern College where he coached cricket and rackets from 1984 to 2006.

His brother Jeff also played for Leicestershire, and his nephew Roger Twose played for New Zealand.

References

Roger Tolchard Wikipedia


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