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Bill Alley      

Full name William Edward Alley

Born February 3, 1919, Hornsby, Sydney, New South Wales

Died November 26, 2004, Taunton, Somerset, England (aged 85 years 297 days)

Major teams Commonwealth XI, New South Wales, Somerset

Batting style Left-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm medium-fast

Other Umpire

William Edward Alley
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct St
First-class 400 682 67 19612 221* 31.88 31 92 293 0
List A 17 17 2 288 58* 19.20 0 1 4 0
Bowling averages
Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
First-class 400 46026 17421 768 8/65 22.68 2.27 59.9 30 1
List A 17 1105 405 25 4/14 4/14 16.20 2.19 44.2 1 0 0
Career statistics
First-class span 1945/46 - 1968
List A span 1963 - 1968
Umpiring statistics
Test debut England v India at Birmingham, Jul 4-8, 1974 scorecard
Last Test England v Australia at Nottingham, Jun 18-21, 1981 scorecard
Test matches 10
Test statistics
ODI debut England v India at Leeds, Jul 13, 1974 scorecard
Last ODI England v Australia at Lord's, Jun 4, 1981 scorecard
ODI matches 9
ODI statistics
Profile

Bill Alley would surely be in the top Somerset XI of all times: mainly for his joyfully muscular, often unorthodox batting and frugal medium-paced bowling; but also for his non stop one-way conversations with team-mates and opponents in the vicinity of the crease, for speaking his mind, sinking his pints with convivial relish and, above all, for the sheer measure of entertainment he brought to the game.

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Apr 2, 2004

Bill Alley

Bill Alley

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Apr 2, 2004

Bill Alley

Bill Alley

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Jun 11, 1975

Keith Fletcher salutes the crowd on reaching his century, England v New Zealand, Trent Bridge, World Cup, June 11, 1975

Keith Fletcher salutes the crowd on reaching his century

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