He was mainly associated with Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) and he made 9 known appearances in first-class matches from 1804 to 1807.
His death is mentioned in one of the main histories of the Peninsular War:
- "Captain Samuel Walker of the 3rd Regiment of Guards like his gallant companion in arms Captain Richard Beckett of the Coldstream Guards fell on the 28th of July in the prime of life and in the moment of victory on the plains of Talavera. These officers had fought the battles of their country in Egypt in Germany in Denmark and in Portugal and their fellow townsmen the inhabitants of Leeds erected a monument in the parish church of that place to commemorate their public services and to hand down their memory to future ages".
The memorial to Beckett and his friend Walker is in St Peter's Parish Church, Leeds. The inscription says:
- "To the memory of Captain Samuel Walker of the Third Regiment of Guards and Captain Richard Beckett of the Coldstream Regiment of Guards, natives of Leeds, who having bravely served their country together in Egypt, Germany, Denmark and Portugal fell in the prime of life at the glorious battle of Talavera in Spain on the 28th of July 1809. Their fellow townsmen dedicate this monument".
- Arthur Haygarth, Scores & Biographies, Volume 1 (1744-1826), Lillywhite, 1862
- Guards Officers Memorial at the Royal Military Chapel, Wellington Barracks (1882)
- History of the Wars of the French Revolution From the Breaking Out of the War in 1792, to the Restoration of a General Peace in 1815; Comprehending the Civil History of Great Britain and France, During that Period by Edward Baines
- A New and Complete History of the County of York by Thomas Allen
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