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Wilf Barber      

Full name Wilfred Barber

Born April 18, 1901, Cleckheaton, Yorkshire

Died September 10, 1968, Bradford, Yorkshire (aged 67 years 145 days)

Major teams England, Yorkshire

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 2 4 0 83 44 20.75 0 0 0 1 0
First-class 373 526 49 16402 255 34.38 29 78 182 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 2 1 2 0 1 1/0 1/0 0.00 0.00 2.0 0 0 0
First-class 373 759 419 16 2/1 26.18 3.31 47.4 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut England v South Africa at Leeds, Jul 13-16, 1935 scorecard
Last Test England v South Africa at Manchester, Jul 27-30, 1935 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1926 - 1947
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Wisden obituary
Wilf Barber, who died in hospital at Bradford on September 10 after a short illness, aged 66, rendered admirable service as a batsman and first-rate out-fielder, particularly on the leg boundary, while a professional for Yorkshire between 1926 and 1947, during which period the Northern county eight times carried off the Championship. Specially strong in off-side strokes and possessing eminently sound defence, he generally exercised that restraint which one has learned to expect from Yorkshire opening batsmen. With competition so strong at the time, he did not gain a regular place in the side till 1932 when the illness of P. Holmes made way for him, and in scoring 1,000 runs he thoroughly justified that recognition, as Wisden said of him.

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