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Sammy Woods      

Full name Samuel Moses James Woods

Born April 13, 1867, Ashfield, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Died April 30, 1931, Taunton, Somerset (aged 64 years 17 days)

Major teams Australia, England, Cambridge University, Somerset

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm fast-medium

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 6s Ct St
Tests 6 10 0 154 53 15.40 0 1 0 5 0
First-class 401 690 35 15345 215 23.42 19 62 279 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 6 6 412 250 10 3/28 3/28 25.00 3.64 41.2 0 0 0
First-class 401 41207 21651 1040 10/69 20.81 3.15 39.6 77 21
Career statistics
Test debut England v Australia at Lord's, Jul 16-17, 1888 scorecard
Last Test South Africa v England at Cape Town, Mar 21-23, 1896 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1888 - 1910
Profile

Samuel "Sammy" Moses James Woods, one of the most famous and popular of athletes, a splendid cricketer and a great Rugby football forward, was born at Glenfield near Sydney on April 13, 1867, and died on April 30 at Taunton. A player of grand physique, cheery disposition, and unflinching courage, he was generally at his best against the strongest and never knew when he was beaten. Although essentially an all-rounder and a most efficient and inspiring captain, it is on his bowling that his fame will chiefly rest. He was fast and accurate and had at his command not only a deadly yorker but also a slow ball which was as formidable and deceptive as any he sent down. Unquestionably he reached a measure of excellence which entitled him to a place among the great fast bowlers of all time.

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May 1, 1900

Sammy Woods, May 1, 1900

Sammy Woods

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May 1, 1900

Sammy Woods poses in his batting stance, May 1, 1900

Sammy Woods poses in his batting stance

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Notes

Wisden Cricketer of the Year 1889

Country Fixtures Country Results
Durham v Yorkshire at Chester-le-Street - Jun 28-Jul 1
Yorkshire won by an innings and 47 runs
Middlesex v Hampshire at Lord's - Jun 28-Jul 1
Middlesex won by 9 wickets
Warwickshire v Sussex at Birmingham - Jun 28-Jul 1
Match drawn
Lancashire v Northants at Manchester - Jun 29-Jul 2
Northants 438 & 283/9d Lancashire 308 & 19/0 (6 ov, target 414)
Notts v Worcs at Nottingham - Jun 29-Jul 2
Notts 240 & 366 Worcs 283 & 13/0 (5 ov, target 324)
Varsity Match: Cambridge U v Oxford Uni at Cambridge - Jun 30-Jul 3
Oxford Uni 156 & 160/1 (37 ov) Cambridge U 346
Essex v Australians at Chelmsford - Jul 1-4
Australians 440/6 (89.4 ov)
South Group: Surrey v Gloucs at The Oval - Jul 1
Surrey won by 4 wickets (with 0 balls remaining)
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