Bill Woodfull      

Full name William Maldon Woodfull

Born August 22, 1897, Maldon, Victoria

Died August 11, 1965, Tweed Heads South, New South Wales (aged 67 years 354 days)

Major teams Australia, Victoria

Batting style Right-hand bat

William Maldon Woodfull
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 6s Ct St
Tests 35 54 4 2300 161 46.00 7 13 0 7 0
First-class 174 245 39 13388 284 64.99 49 58 78 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 35 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 174 26 24 1 1/12 24.00 5.53 26.0 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut England v Australia at Nottingham, Jun 12-15, 1926 scorecard
Last Test England v Australia at The Oval, Aug 18-22, 1934 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1921-1934
Profile

Wisden obituary
Bill Woodfull, who collapsed and died while playing golf on a course near Brisbane on August 11 1965, aged 67, played as an opening batsman in 35 Test matches for Australia and captained them in 25. Known as "The Rock" because of his imperturbable temperament, he possessed immensely strong defence and great patience. Yet, though the backlift of his bat was very short indeed, his weight and strength of wrist enabled him to score at a faster rate than many a more attractive player.

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Feb 11, 2002

Bill Woodfull

Bill Woodfull

© Australian Cricket Board

Jun 22, 1934

Bob Wyatt tosses and Bill Woodfull calls at the start of the 1934 Ashes Test, England v Australia, 2nd Test, Lord's, June 22. 1934

Bob Wyatt tosses and Bill Woodfull calls

© PA Photos

1934

Bill Woodfull

Bill Woodfull

© The Cricketer International

Notes

Wisden Cricketer of the Year 1927

Australian Cricket Hall of Fame 2001

Country Fixtures Country Results
Australia A v NPS at Darwin - Jul 26
NPS 214 Australia A 66/2 (15/50 ov)
Australia A v Sth Africa A at Darwin
Jul 29, 2014 (10:00 local | 00:30 GMT | 20:30 EDT | 19:30 CDT | 17:30 PDT)
NPS v India A at Darwin
Jul 29, 2014 (10:00 local | 00:30 GMT | 20:30 EDT | 19:30 CDT | 17:30 PDT)
Australia A v India A at Darwin
Jul 31, 2014 (10:00 local | 00:30 GMT | 20:30 EDT | 19:30 CDT | 17:30 PDT)
NPS v Sth Africa A at Darwin
Jul 31, 2014 (10:00 local | 00:30 GMT | 20:30 EDT | 19:30 CDT | 17:30 PDT)
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