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Don Wilson      

Full name Donald Wilson

Born August 7, 1937, Settle, Yorkshire

Died July 21, 2012, York Hospital (aged 74 years 349 days)

Major teams England, Yorkshire

Batting style Left-hand bat

Bowling style Slow left-arm orthodox

Donald Wilson
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests Insights on test 6 7 1 75 42 12.50 0 0 7 1 1 0
First-class 422 533 91 6230 112 14.09 1 10 250 0
List A 65 51 8 501 46 11.65 0 0 22 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests Insights on test 6 12 1472 466 11 2/17 3/72 42.36 1.89 133.8 0 0 0
First-class 422 69673 24978 1189 8/36 21.00 2.15 58.5 50 8
List A 65 2821 1641 82 6/18 6/18 20.01 3.49 34.4 2 2 0
Career statistics
Test debut India v England at Chennai, Jan 10-15, 1964 scorecard
Last Test New Zealand v England at Christchurch, Feb 25-Mar 1, 1971 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1957 - 1974
List A span 1963 - 1972
Profile

Don Wilson was Yorkshire's left-arm successor to Johnny Wardle, and he served the county well during their last sustained period of success. Tall and wiry, he was a favourite with spectators, taking 100 wickets in a season five times, including in three of the seven seasons he was part of their Championship-winning side, and in 1966 he took two hat-tricks. He toured twice with England, to India in 1963-64 and to Australia and New Zealand in 1970-71, Five of his six Tests came on the subcontinent, with the sixth against New Zealand as a reward at the end of a long Ashes series. He also played twice for England against Rest of the World in 1970, matches that were subsequently stripped of their status as Tests by the ICC. He retired from Yorkshire in 1974 and took up the role of MCC's chief coach at Lord's, a position he held until 1991. He continued his links with the game by returning to Yorkshire as coach at Ampleforth College.
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Mar 16, 2004

Don Wilson

Don Wilson

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Jun 1983

Don Wilson, the MCC head coach, June 1983

Don Wilson

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Apr 27, 1982

MCC head coach Don Wilson with Paul Crump, a 16-year-old accepted into a training programme, Lord's, April 27, 1982

MCC head coach Don Wilson with Paul Crump, a 16-year-old accepted into a training programme

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Country Fixtures Country Results
Durham v Worcs at Chester-le-Street - Jun 26-29
Durham 197 Worcs 367 (86.4 ov)
Essex v Middlesex at Chelmsford - Jun 26-29
Middlesex 246 & 27/0 (13 ov) Essex 542/3d
Glamorgan v Derbyshire at Cardiff - Jun 26-29
Derbyshire 288 & 160 Glamorgan 237 & 0/1 (6 ov, target 212)
Hampshire v Somerset at Southampton - Jun 26-29
Hampshire 211/9d Somerset 135/8 (46.1 ov)
Northants v Leics at Northampton - Jun 26-29
Northants 261 & 289/7d Leics 157 & 44/0 (16 ov, target 394)
Notts v Kent at Nottingham - Jun 26-29
Kent 180 & 214/7 (74 ov) Notts 371
Sussex v Gloucs at Hove - Jun 26-29
Sussex 358/9d Gloucs 150/1 (51 ov)
Warwickshire v Lancashire at Birmingham - Jun 26-29
Lancashire 273 & 178/4 (70 ov) Warwickshire 321
Yorkshire v Surrey at Leeds - Jun 26-29
Surrey 516/7d Yorkshire 27/1 (10.5 ov)
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