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Bill Parry      

Full name William Robert Parry

Born June 28, 1890, Bangor, Caernarvonshire

Died July 9, 1955, Taunton, Somerset (aged 65 years 11 days)

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William Robert Parry
Umpiring statistics
Test debut England v West Indies at Manchester, Jul 21-24, 1928 scorecard
Last Test England v Australia at The Oval, Aug 16-22, 1930 scorecard
Test matches 5
Test statistics
Profile

Bill Parry umpired in five Tests between 1928 and 1930, including the decisive Ashes Test which was his last, and was on the first-class list between 1926 and 1934 and although reappointed in 1935 he withdrew in May to pursue business interests. Based in Devon, he emerged as a leading Minor County umpire in the early 1920s and was a recognisable figure because of his peculiar stance behind the stumps, a legacy of his losing a leg in the war. In 1927 his artificial leg was shattered as he lost his footing moving swiftly to judge a run-out in a Yorkshire-Gloucestershire game, sustaining a fracture to the remains of his amputated limb which caused him to miss three months of the season. He stood in a handful of Somerset matches after the war but by that time his health was failing him. His son recalled: "He said he could surprise bowlers by calling no ball the split second the ball left the bowlers hand, as he used a melodic method to listen to the run up."
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1935

Umpire Bill Parry looks on as Harold Larwood bowls, 1935

Umpire Bill Parry looks on as Harold Larwood bowls

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Jun 1930

Umpires Joe Hardstaff and Bill Parry, England v Australia, 1st Test, Trent Bridge, June 13-17, 1930

Umpires Joe Hardstaff and Bill Parry

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Northants v Somerset at Northampton - Jul 12-15
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Durham v Warwickshire at Chester-le-Street - Jul 13-16
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Lancashire v Notts at Liverpool - Jul 13-16
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Worcs v Leics at Worcester - Jul 13-16
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