Bob Woolmer      

Full name Robert Andrew Woolmer

Born May 14, 1948, Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh, India

Died March 18, 2007, Kingston University Hospital, Jamaica, West Indies (aged 58 years 308 days)

Major teams England, Kent, Natal, Western Province

Nickname Woollie

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm medium

Other Coach

Height 6 ft 0 in

Education Skinners School

Relation Father - CS Woolmer

Robert Andrew Woolmer
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 19 34 2 1059 149 33.09 2734 38.73 3 2 131 2 10 0
ODIs 6 4 0 21 9 5.25 46 45.65 0 0 1 0 3 0
First-class 350 545 75 15772 203 33.55 34 71 239 1
List A 290 235 35 4078 112* 20.39 1 17 98 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 19 13 546 299 4 1/8 1/8 74.75 3.28 136.5 0 0 0
ODIs 6 6 321 260 9 3/33 3/33 28.88 4.85 35.6 0 0 0
First-class 350 25763 10868 420 7/47 25.87 2.53 61.3 12 1
List A 290 13461 7722 374 6/9 6/9 20.64 3.44 35.9 8 3 0
Career statistics
Test debut England v Australia at Lord's, Jul 31-Aug 5, 1975 scorecard
Last Test England v Australia at Lord's, Jul 2-7, 1981 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut England v Australia at Manchester, Aug 24, 1972 scorecard
Last ODI England v West Indies at Lord's, Aug 28-29, 1976 scorecard
ODI statistics
First-class span 1968-1984
List A span 1969-1983
Profile

Bob Woolmer was the most highly regarded cricket coach in the world. As a consequence he was employed by two leading Test nations, South Africa and Pakistan, and approached by two more, England and West Indies. In addition he was a good enough player to have been signed by Kerry Packer for World Series Cricket. Underpinning his abilities was a schoolboyish enthusiasm for the game matched in recent times, perhaps, by only Colin Cowdrey and Shane Warne.

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Mar 15, 2013

The crowd pays tribute to Bob Woolmer, South Africa v Pakistan, 2nd ODI, Centurion, March 15, 2013

The crowd pays tribute to Bob Woolmer

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Aug 2008

Cover image of <i>Bob Woolmer's Art and Science of Cricket</i> by Bob Woolmer and Tim Noakes

Cover image of Bob Woolmer's Art and Science of Cricket

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Apr 29, 2007

Bob Woolmer's body arrives in a wooden casket at Cape Town, April 29, 2007

Bob Woolmer's body arrives in a wooden casket at Cape Town

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Notes

Wisden Cricketer of the Year 1976

Tournament Results
Durham v Worcs at Chester-le-Street - Sep 12-15, 2011
Durham won by 151 runs
Hampshire v Warwickshire at Southampton - Sep 12-15, 2011
Match drawn
Notts v Sussex at Nottingham - Sep 12-15, 2011
Sussex won by an innings and 5 runs
Somerset v Lancashire at Taunton - Sep 12-15, 2011
Lancashire won by 8 wickets
Lancashire v Hampshire at Liverpool - Sep 7-10, 2011
Lancashire won by 222 runs
Warwickshire v Notts at Birmingham - Sep 7-10, 2011
Warwickshire won by an innings and 114 runs
Worcs v Sussex at Worcester - Sep 7-10, 2011
Sussex won by 251 runs
Yorkshire v Somerset at Leeds - Sep 7-10, 2011
Yorkshire won by 6 wickets
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