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William Roller      

Full name William Eyton Roller

Born February 1, 1858, Clapham Common, London

Died August 27, 1949, Bayswater, London (aged 91 years 207 days)

Major teams Surrey

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm medium

Fielding position Wicketkeeper

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 Ct St
First-class 120 193 12 3820 204 21.10 7 75 0
Bowling averages
Mat Runs Wkts BBI Ave 5w 10
First-class 120 3728 190 6/44 19.62 4 0
Career statistics
First-class span 1881 - 1890
Profile

William Roller, vice president of the Club, who played for Surrey in their great days of the eighties when they won the Championship six years running, died at his London home on August 27, at the age of 91. He was one of the finest all-round cricketers who, going to Cambridge, was never tried for the University. A high-class batsman, free in method and having many strokes at his command, he also possessed considerable skill as a medium pace bowler with a high delivery. Born at Clapham on February 1, 1858, he was educated at Westminster and in that eleven in 1873 had the only double figure average.

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