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Walter Brearley      

Full name Walter Brearley

Born March 11, 1876, Bolton, Lancashire

Died January 30, 1937, Marylebone, London (aged 60 years 325 days)

Major teams England, Lancashire, London County

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm fast

Walter Brearley
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 6s Ct St
Tests 4 5 2 21 11* 7.00 0 0 0 0 0
First-class 134 185 31 908 38 5.89 0 0 52 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 4 7 705 359 17 5/110 8/126 21.11 3.05 41.4 2 1 0
First-class 134 29536 16305 844 9/47 19.31 3.31 34.9 93 27
Career statistics
Test debut England v Australia at Manchester, Jul 24-26, 1905 scorecard
Last Test England v South Africa at Lord's, Jun 10-12, 1912 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1902-1921
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Wisden obituary
Walter Brearley died after an operation in Middlesex Hospital on January 30. During ten years from 1902 when he first played for Lancashire, he stood out as a conspicuous figure on the cricket field and until last season he kept up his enthusiastic love for the game, often going to the nets at Lord's for hearty practice and every April taking a prominent part in the instruction of young public schoolboys at headquarters. A fast right-hand bowler of the highest class, Walter Brearley took a short run up to the crease, with a rolling gait and body swing for imparting pace. He delivered the ball in a manner not unlike that of Arthur Mold, his predecessor in the Lancashire eleven.

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England and Lancashire bowler Walter Brearley, circa 1915

England and Lancashire bowler Walter Brearley

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Notes

Wisden Cricketer of the Year 1909

Country Fixtures Country Results
Hampshire v Kent at Southampton - Sep 15-18
Kent 507 Hampshire 127/3
Notts v Sussex at Nottingham - Sep 15-18
Sussex 391 Notts 310/3
Somerset v Middlesex at Taunton - Sep 15-18
Somerset 523/9d Middlesex 64/7
Surrey v Derbyshire at The Oval - Sep 15-18
Surrey 181 & 279 Derbyshire 210
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