Brief profile of R.A.H.Mitchell
by Don Ambrose

Player:RAH Mitchell

MITCHELL, Richard Arthur Henry.
Born at Enderby Hall, Leicester, 22nd January 1843.
Died at Mayford, Woking, Surrey, 19th April 1905.
The son of R.M.Mitchell, of Enderby Hall, Leicester, he was educated at Eton School, where he was in the cricket eleven 1858-61, being captain 1861. He went up to Balliol College, Oxford, where he was in the University eleven 1862-65 and was captain in his last three years. He also won a blue for rackets. In total he played in 57 first-class matches and also played for Leicestershire 1860-74, Warwickshire 1865-68 and Buckinghamshire 1867-68. He became an assistant master at Eton School from 1866 to 1901 and form 1866 to 1897 was the principal adviser and coach of Eton cricket. He was a member of the MCC Committee from 1902 until his death.
In the 1881 Census he was in residence at Eton School, a 38 year old schoolmaster, with his wife Mary Henrietta, aged 34, born at Dawlish, Devon, and their three sons Robert H. aged 6, Ronald W. aged 4, and Frank H. aged 2, who seventeen years later was to play for Oxford University.


(Article: Copyright © 2003 Don Ambrose)


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