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barrister and cricketer (1848 - 1925)
Udal was educated at Bromsgrove School, and then undertook legal training at Queen's College, Oxford, to become a barrister. He became Attorney-General and Admiralty Advocate of Fiji in the 1890s, where he captained a Fiji cricket team in New Zealand and did much to encourage the game both in Fiji and then later in the Caribbean. He left Fiji in 1899 and in 1900 was appointed Chief Justice of the Leeward Islands, a post that he held until 1911.

He had a particular interest in collecting and recording Dorset folk stories, customs and traditions, becoming a member of the Council of the Folklore Society 1889. In 1901 he was elected a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London. Udal was a prolific writer and published the book ‘Dorsetshire Folklore’ in 1922


barrister and cricketer (1848 - 1925)
1848-11-10, West Bromwich, Staffordshire  —  1925-03-13, St John's Wood
British  Attorney-General and Admiralty Advocate of Fiji, Chief Justice of the Leeward Islands, cricketer, collector, essayist and poet
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