Richard Lockwood

For other people with the same name, see Richard Lockwood (disambiguation).
Dicky Lockwood
Full name Richard Evison Lockwood
Date of birth 11 November 1867
Place of birth Crigglestone
Date of death 10 November 1915(1915-11-10) (aged 47)
Place of death Leeds
Rugby union career
Playing career
Position Three-quarters
Professional / senior clubs
Years Club / team Caps (points)
Wakefield Trinity

National team(s)
Years Club / team Caps (points)
1887-94  England 14 Pts:28;

Richard "Dicky" Evison Lockwood (11 November 1867 in Crigglestone[1] 10 November 1915 in Leeds[2]) was a rugby union and professional rugby league footballer of the 1880s and '90s playing representative level rugby union (RU) for England from 1887 to 1894,[3] and was captain in January and February 1894,[3] and Yorkshire,[4] and at club level for Dewsbury, and Heckmondwike, as a Three-quarter, and playing club level rugby league (RL) for Heckmondwike, and Wakefield Trinity,[5] as a Forward, e.g. Front row, Back row, or Lock. Prior to 3 September 1898, Dewsbury was a rugby union club, and prior to the 1896–97 Northern Rugby Football Union season, Heckmondwike was also a rugby union club.


Dicky Lockwood was born on 11 November 1867 in Crigglestone.[3] Dicky Lockwood's marriage was registered during January→March 1889 in Dewsbury district.[6] Dicky Lockwood was the Landlord of The Queen Hotel, Westgate, Heckmondwike.[7]

Rugby union

Lockwood made his international debut on Saturday 8 January 1887 in Llanelli against Wales in the 1887 Home Nations Championship.[3] The match was to have been held at Stradey Park, which would have been that ground's first international rugby union match. The game was arranged for 8 January and a temporary stand was erected to allow a seating area so the club could charge higher ticket prices; but on the day the English team refused to play on the ground as the pitch was frozen.[8] The adjacent cricket ground was in better condition, so the match was moved there along with the entire crowd, many members of which were extremely unhappy as they lost their seating area. Of the 14 matches he played for his national side he was on the winning side on 8 occasions.[3] He played his final match for England on Saturday 3 February 1894 at Rectory Field, Blackheath in the England vs Ireland match.[3]

Rugby league

When Heckmondwike converted from the rugby union code to the rugby league code for the 1896–97 Northern Rugby Football Union season, Dicky Lockwood would have been approximately 29 years of age. Consequently, he may have been both a rugby union and rugby league footballer for Heckmondwike, particularly as he subsequently played rugby league for Wakefield Trinity at centre circa-1898.


  1. "Birth details at". 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012.
  2. "Death details at". 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012.
  3. 1 2 3 4 5 6 Dicky Lockwood Profile on
  4. Philip Gaunt (1969). "Yorkshire Rugby Union - Centenary 1869-1969 (Page-28)". Chadwick Studios/Frederick Duffield & Sons Ltd. ISBN n/a
  5. Graham Williams, Peter Lush, David Farrar (November 2009). "The British Rugby League Records Book [Page-178]". London League Publications Ltd. ISBN 978-1-903659-49-6
  6. "Marriage details at". 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012.
  7. "Charles Alexander Hooper". Clifton Rugby Football Club History. Clifton RFC. Retrieved 24 October 2011.
  8. Godwin (1984), pg 16.
Sporting positions
Preceded by
Andrew Stoddart
English National Rugby Union Captain
Jan-Feb 1894
Succeeded by
Ernest William Taylor
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