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Full name William Wilkinson
Born July 5, 1859, Kimberley, Nottinghamshire
Died October 6, 1940, Standard Hill, Nottingham (aged 81 years 93 days)
Major teams Nottinghamshire
Bowling style Right-arm fast-medium
William Wilkinson played five uneventful matches for Nottinghamshire as a professional. During his playing career he claimed to have been born in 1869, ten years later than it was, in order to persuade the Trent Bridge authorities to take him on.
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