Walter Boden

Walter Boden (6 August 1837 – 16 September 1905) was an English cricketer who played for Derbyshire in 1874.

Walter Boden
Personal information
Full nameWalter Boden
Born(1837-08-06)6 August 1837
St Peter's Derby, England
Died16 September 1905(1905-09-16) (aged 68)
Mickleover, England
BattingRight-handed batsman
RelationsHorace Peacock (brother-in-law)
Domestic team information
First-class debut23 June 1859 Gentlemen of the North v Gentlemen of the South
Last First-class13 July 1874 Derbyshire v Kent
Career statistics
Competition First-class
Matches 2
Runs scored 18
Batting average 9.00
100s/50s /
Top score 11
Balls bowled
Bowling average
5 wickets in innings
10 wickets in match
Best bowling
Catches/stumpings -/-
Source: [1], 20 December 2010

Boden was born in St. Peter's, Derby, the son of Henry and Ann Boden. He became a partner in the lace business of Boden and Black.

Boden played for a pre-club Derbyshire against an All England Eleven in 1857 and 1859. His initial first-class match was for Gentlemen of the North in a defeat by Gentlemen of the South at Kennington Oval in 1859. He played several recorded matches for North Staffordshire and other clubs in the 1860s.

Boden was present with his brother Henry at the inaugural meeting of Derbyshire County Cricket Club in 1870[1] He played some games for Gentlemen of Derbyshire in 1871, but did not play for Derbyshire until the 1874 season when he played one match against Kent as a lower-order batsman.

Boden was a right-handed batsman and played four innings in two first-class matches with an average of 9.00 and a highest score of 11.[2]

Boden was Captain in the Derbyshire Yeomanry, and J. P. for Derby.[3] He died in Mickleover at the age of 68. His brother-in-law Horace Peacock and his great-nephew Timothy Boden both played first-class cricket.


  1. ^ Ric Sissons The Players: A Social History of the Professional Cricketer 1988
  2. ^ Walter Boden at Cricket Archive
  3. ^ British Census 1881