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Tom Goddard      

Full name Thomas William John Goddard

Born October 1, 1900, Gloucester

Died May 22, 1966, Gloucester (aged 65 years 233 days)

Major teams England, Gloucestershire

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm offbreak

Thomas William John Goddard
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 6s Ct St
Tests 8 5 3 13 8 6.50 0 0 0 3 0
First-class 593 775 217 5234 71 9.37 0 4 312 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 8 13 1563 588 22 6/29 6/77 26.72 2.25 71.0 0 1 0
First-class 593 142211 59116 2979 10/113 19.84 2.49 47.7 251 86
Career statistics
Test debut England v Australia at Manchester, Jul 25-29, 1930 scorecard
Last Test England v West Indies at The Oval, Aug 19-22, 1939 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1922 - 1952
Profile

Tom Goddard, who died at his home in Gloucester on May 22, aged 65, was one of the greatest off-break bowlers the game has known. A big man, standing six feet three, with massive hands, he spun the ball to a remarkable degree and on a helpful pitch was almost unplayable. He bowled mostly from round the wicket and had such a command of length and flight that even on easy surfaces he kept batsmen apprehensive. His height enabled him to make the ball lift more than most spinners and the Gloucestershire combination of Goddard and the slow left-hander, Charlie Parker, was probably the most feared in Championship cricket.

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Jun 6, 1948

Tom Goddard

Tom Goddard

© Martin Williamson

Mar 1939

The MCC team which toured South Africa unbeaten in 1938-39: Back row - Bill  Edrich, Doug Wright, Eddie Paynter, WH Ferguson (scorer); middle row - 	Len  Wilkinson, Hedley Verity, Hugh Bartlett, Tom Goddard, Reggie Perks, Len Hutton, Paul Gibb; front - CR Ridgway (SA manager), Ken Farnes, NormanYardley, Wally Hammond (captain), Les Ames, Bryan Valentine, AJ Holmes (manager)

The MCC team which toured South Africa unbeaten in 1938-39

© Wisden Cricket Monthly

Jul 4, 1938

Tom Goddard bowls for Gloucestershire, July 4, 1938

Tom Goddard bowls for Gloucestershire

© PA Photos

Notes

Wisden Cricketer of the Year 1938

Country Fixtures Country Results
Derbyshire v Kent at Derby - May 22-25
Derbyshire 492 & 9/3 (6 ov) Kent 412
Glamorgan v Essex at Cardiff - May 22-25
Glamorgan 260 & 295/3 (91 ov) Essex 313
Gloucs v Northants at Bristol - May 22-25
Northants 176 & 120/3 (42 ov) Gloucs 418
Hampshire v Notts at Southampton - May 22-25
Hampshire 270 & 189/8 (67 ov) Notts 189
Middlesex v Somerset at Lord's - May 22-25
Somerset 376 Middlesex 407/9 (139 ov)
Warwickshire v Durham at Birmingham - May 22-25
Warwickshire 313 & 114 Durham 190 & 154/4 (60 ov, target 238)
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