Captain Richard Nicholls

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Richard William Nicholls (23 July 1875, in Crouch End, Middlesex – 22 January 1948, in Eastbourne, Sussex) was an English cricketer who played first-class cricket from 1896 to 1904. Nicholls was a right-handed batsman who represented Middlesex. He also played first-class cricket for Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC), AJ Webbe's XI, PF Warner's XI and the Gentlemen of England. He scored 1,732 runs (average 16.81) in 72 first-class matches. He and Mickey Roche set a county record tenth-wicket stand of 230 against Kent at Lord's in 1899, during which he made his maiden century, scoring 154.

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Length 76', Beam 11', Draft 6', Tonnage 16. To honour Capt. RICHARD NICHOLLS and the Epic voyage of the Lugger MYSTERY which sailed from the harbour on the 18th November 1854 and arrived at Melbourne, Australia 116 days later on 14th March 1855. Members of the Gallant Crew were Captain RICHARD NICHOLLS, Joe Kelynack, William Badcock, Richard Badcock, Charles Boase. This plaque is erected to the memory of our GRANDFATHER CAPTAIN RICHARD NICHOLLS, by V. May Wills and N. C. K. Wills.

Ship Institute, North Pier, Newlyn, United Kingdom where they sailed from (1854)