Patrick Durlacher

Patrick Neville Durlacher (17 March 1903 – 26 February 1971) was an English cricketer. Durlacher was a right-handed batsman. He was born in Paddington, London, the son of Neville Durlacher and his Irish-born wife Ruth Dyas. He was educated at Wellington College, where he represented the school cricket team.[1] It was for the college that he was part of the Wellington Rackets pair who won the Public Schools Championship in 1921.[2]

Patrick Durlacher
Personal information
Full namePatrick Neville Durlacher
Born(1903-03-17)17 March 1903
Paddington, London, England
Died26 February 1971(1971-02-26) (aged 67)
Domestic team information
Career statistics
Competition First-class
Matches 5
Runs scored 43
Batting average 10.75
100s/50s –/–
Top score 27
Balls bowled
Bowling average
5 wickets in innings
10 wickets in match
Best bowling
Catches/stumpings 3/–
Source: Cricinfo, 25 May 2011

He played for Buckinghamshire in the Minor Counties Championship in 1920,[3] which turned out to be a successful season for him, which paved the way for him to make his first-class debut for Middlesex the following season.

His first-class debut came against Somerset in 1921, although he was an infrequent fixture in the Middlesex side, playing just 4 further matches up till 1923.[4] In his 5 first-class appearances, he scored 43 runs at a batting average of 10.75, with a high score of 27.[5]

He later studied at Cambridge University, despite not representing the University in cricket, Durlacher nevertheless won a Cambridge Blue in cross country running.[2]

In 1935, Durlacher was listed in the London Gazette as living in Stoke Green, Buckinghamshire and making a claim to his late father's estate.[6] His sister, Nora Durlacher, was a tennis player who appeared in the 1919 Irish Lawn Tennis Championships doubles. Durlacher died suddenly while fishing in Ireland on 26 February 1971.


  1. ^ "Teams Patrick Durlacher played for". CricketArchive. Retrieved 25 May 2011.
  2. ^ a b "Wisden - Obituaries in 1971". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 25 May 2011.
  3. ^ "Minor Counties Championship Matches played by Patrick Durlacher". CricketArchive. Retrieved 25 May 2011.
  4. ^ "First-Class Matches played by Patrick Durlacher". CricketArchive. Retrieved 25 May 2011.
  5. ^ "First-class Batting and Fielding For Each Team by Patrick Durlacher". CricketArchive. Retrieved 25 May 2011.
  6. ^ "No. 34156". The London Gazette. 3 May 1935. p. 2941.

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