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Percy Holmes      

Full name Percy Holmes

Born November 25, 1886, Oakes, Huddersfield, Yorkshire

Died September 3, 1971, Marsh, Huddersfield, Yorkshire (aged 84 years 282 days)

Major teams England, Yorkshire

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm medium

Percy Holmes
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 6s Ct St
Tests 7 14 1 357 88 27.46 0 4 0 3 0
First-class 555 810 84 30573 315* 42.11 67 141 342 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 7 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 555 252 185 2 1/5 92.50 4.40 126.0 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut England v Australia at Nottingham, May 28-30, 1921 scorecard
Last Test England v India at Lord's, Jun 25-28, 1932 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1913-1933
Profile

Over decades a Yorkshire batsman has been one of the two opening an England innings in Test matches, Rhodes with Hobbs, Sutcliffe with Hobbs, Hutton with Washbrook; now Boycott sustains the great tradition. But one of Yorkshire's most accomplished Number One (or Number Two) batsmen only once raised the curtain of an England innings v. Australia; his name Percy Holmes, a name as famous in Yorkshire during the 1920's and early 1930's, as Brown or Tunnicliffe, or Sutcliffe or Rhodes, or Boycott.

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Jan 31, 2005

Percy Holmes

Percy Holmes

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Jun 25, 1932

The England XII for the Lord's Test of 1932 against India. Back: Eddie Paynter, Wally Hammond, Bill Voce, Bill Bowes, George Paine (12th man),  Les Ames, Percy Holmes: Front: Herbert Sutcliffe, Walter Robins,  Douglas Jardine (captain), Freddie Brown,  Frank Woolley, June 25, 1932

The England XII for the Lord's Test of 1932 against India

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Jun 25, 1932

Percy Holmes loses his off stump to Mohammad Nissar, England v India, Lord's, June 25, 1932

Percy Holmes loses his off stump to Mohammad Nissar

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Notes

Wisden Cricketer of the Year 1920

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