Sidney Olivier

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Captain Sidney Richard Olivier CMG (1 March 1870 – 21 January 1932) was an English cricketer. Olivier's batting style is unknown, though it is known he fielded as a wicket-keeper. He was born at Wilton, Wiltshire.

Sidney Olivier
Personal information
Full name
Sidney Richard Olivier
Born(1870-03-01)1 March 1870
Wilton, Wiltshire, England
Died21 January 1932(1932-01-21) (aged 61)
Horton, Dorset, England
RelationsFrederick Eden (uncle)
Lionel Collins (brother-in-law)
Domestic team information
Career statistics
Competition First-class
Matches 1
Runs scored 0
Batting average 0.00
100s/50s –/–
Top score 0
Catches/stumpings 3/–
Source: Cricinfo, 22 February 2010

Naval careerEdit

Olivier was a captain in the Royal Navy and commanded HMS Hasty[1] and HMS St George.[2]

Cricket careerEdit

Olivier made a single first-class appearance for Hampshire against Leicestershire at the United Services Recreation Ground, Portsmouth, in the 1895 County Championship.[3] Standing in for regular wicket-keeper Charles Robson, Olivier batted once in the match and was run out for a duck in Hampshire's first-innings of 152 all out, made in response to Leicestershire's 212 all out in their first-innings, during which Olivier took two catches from behind the stumps. Leicestershire made 117 in their second-innings, with Olivier taking a single catch in it. This left Hampshire with a target of 177 for victory, which they chased down to win by three wickets. Olivier was not required to bat in Hampshire's chase, with this match being his only major appearance for the county.[4]


He died at Horton, Dorset, on 21 January 1932. His uncle, Frederick Morton Eden, and brother-in-law, Lionel Collins, both played first-class cricket.


  1. ^ "HMS Hasty". World Naval Ships. Retrieved 5 December 2016.
  2. ^ "HMS ST GEORGE – January 1917 to August 1919, Mediterranean (Salonika) (Part 2 of 2)". Naval History. Retrieved 5 December 2016.
  3. ^ "First-Class Matches played by Sidney Olivier". CricketArchive. Retrieved 18 March 2012.
  4. ^ "Hampshire v Leicestershire, 1895 County Championship". CricketArchive. Retrieved 21 March 2012.

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