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Bill Bowes      

Full name William Eric Bowes

Born July 25, 1908, Elland, Yorkshire

Died September 4, 1987, Otley, Yorkshire (aged 79 years 41 days)

Major teams England, Yorkshire

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm fast-medium, Right-arm medium

Height 6 ft 3 in

William Eric Bowes
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 6s Ct St
Tests 15 11 5 28 10* 4.66 0 0 0 2 0
First-class 372 326 148 1531 43* 8.60 0 0 138 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 15 29 3655 1519 68 6/33 9/219 22.33 2.49 53.7 2 6 0
First-class 372 74457 27470 1639 9/121 16.76 2.21 45.4 116 27
Career statistics
Test debut England v India at Lord's, Jun 25-28, 1932 scorecard
Last Test England v India at Lord's, Jun 22-25, 1946 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1929 - 1947
Profile

Wisden obituary
William Eric "Bill" Bowes, who died in hospital on September 5, 1987, aged 79, was one of the great bowlers of his day. He is often, for convenience, loosely classed as fast, but Robertson-Glasgow, writing in the early days of the war, described him, correctly, as the most difficult fast-medium bowler in England. It was, no doubt, partly because he never tried to acquire the extra yard or two of pace which would have put him indisputably in the ranks of the fast that he was such a fine bowler. And like most of the great, he came off the pitch faster than the batsman expected.

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Bill Bowes

Bill Bowes

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1964

Bill Bowes

Bill Bowes

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Bill Bowes profile

Bill Bowes profile

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Wisden Cricketer of the Year 1932

Country Fixtures Country Results
Durham v Warwickshire at Chester-le-Street - Aug 23-26
Durham 207 Warwickshire 315/7 (108 ov)
Glamorgan v Sussex at Cardiff - Aug 23-26
Glamorgan 252 & 50/1 (19 ov) Sussex 283
Gloucs v Kent at Bristol - Aug 23-26
Gloucs 221 Kent 346/4 (82 ov)
Leics v Essex at Leicester - Aug 23-26
Leics 238 Essex 368/8 (103 ov)
Somerset v Hampshire at Taunton - Aug 23-26
Hampshire 338 Somerset 257/5 (71.2 ov)
Surrey v Lancashire at The Oval - Aug 23-26
Lancashire 287 Surrey 354/6 (113 ov)
Worcs v Northants at Worcester - Aug 23-26
Northants 551 Worcs 153/1 (40 ov)
Yorkshire v Notts at Scarborough - Aug 23-26
Yorkshire 282 & 200/4 (61 ov) Notts 94
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