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Bill Merry      

Full name William Gerald Merry

Born August 8, 1955, Newbury, Berkshire

Current age 61 years 258 days

Major teams Hertfordshire, Middlesex

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm medium

Height 6 ft 1 in

Education Chells Secondary Modern

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct St
First-class 29 19 11 50 14* 6.25 0 0 6 0
List A 53 27 12 87 13 5.80 0 0 5 0
Bowling averages
Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
First-class 29 3518 1724 52 4/24 33.15 2.94 67.6 0 0
List A 53 2387 1521 55 3/19 3/19 27.65 3.82 43.4 0 0 0
Career statistics
First-class span 1979 - 1986
List A span 1977 - 1991
Profile

Bill Merry was a medium-pacer who made 26 appearances for Middlesex over four summers without every gaining a regular place in a strong, trophy-winning side, or threatening to do so. His best season came in 1980 when he took 15 wickets at 20.00 as Middlesex won the Championship, including a career-best 4 for 24 against Somerset. He played Minor County cricket for Hertfordshire either side of the his first-class career.
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Country Fixtures Country Results
Gloucs v Durham at Bristol - Apr 21-24
Gloucs 303 & 175/3 (53 ov) Durham 419
Hampshire v Yorkshire at Southampton - Apr 21-24
Hampshire 455 Yorkshire 231 & 178/3 (61 ov) (f/o)
Kent v Derbyshire at Canterbury - Apr 21-24
Kent won by 169 runs
Lancashire v Somerset at Manchester - Apr 21-24
Lancashire 109 & 423/7 (149 ov) Somerset 278
Leics v Glamorgan at Leicester - Apr 21-24
Leics 420 & 200/3 (56 ov) Glamorgan 426
Middlesex v Essex at Lord's - Apr 21-24
Middlesex 507/7d & 239/3d Essex 295 & 19/0 (6 ov, target 452)
Warwickshire v Surrey at Birmingham - Apr 21-24
Warwickshire 332 & 162/4 (57 ov) Surrey 437
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