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Bill 'Fatty' Foulke      

Full name William Henry Foulke

Born April 12, 1874, Old Park, Dawley, Shropshire

Died May 1, 1916, Sheffield, Yorkshire (aged 42 years 19 days)

Major teams Derbyshire

Also known as registered at birth as William Henry Foulk and death as William Henry Foulkes

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct St
First-class 4 7 1 65 53 10.83 0 1 2 0
Bowling averages
Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI Ave Econ SR 5w 10
First-class 4 114 92 2 2/15 46.00 4.84 57.0 0 0
Career statistics
First-class span 1900-1900
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Wisden obituary
William Henry Foulke, born at Dawley (Salop) on April 12, 1874, died in a private nursing-home in Sheffield on May 1. In 1900 he played in four matches for Derbyshire, making 65 runs with an average of 10.83, his highest innings being 53 v Essex at Leyton. He was the famous goalkeeper of Sheffield United, was 6ft 2½ins in height and very heavy --at least 25 stone - but always active.
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At around 25 stone, Foulke is believed to be the heaviest first-class cricketer of all time

Country Fixtures Country Results
North Division: Durham v Northants at Chester-le-Street - Jul 25
Northants 28/0 (3.4/20 ov)
South Division: Glamorgan v Gloucs at Cardiff - Jul 25
Gloucs 11/2 (3.1/20 ov)
South Division: Kent v Surrey at Canterbury - Jul 25
Kent 23/1 (3.3/20 ov)
South Division: Somerset v Middlesex at Taunton - Jul 25
Somerset 16/0 (3/20 ov)
North Division: Warwickshire v Leics at Birmingham - Jul 25
Warwickshire 26/0 (3.3/20 ov)
North Division: Worcs v Derbyshire at Worcester - Jul 25
Worcs 38/0 (3.3/20 ov)
North Division: Yorkshire v Notts at Leeds - Jul 25
Yorkshire 33/0 (3.2/20 ov)
South Division: Essex v Sussex at Chelmsford - Jul 25
Essex 2/1 (0.4/20 ov)
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