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Bill Howell      

Full name William Peter Howell

Born December 29, 1869, Penrith, New South Wales

Died July 14, 1940, Castlereagh, Sydney, New South Wales (aged 70 years 198 days)

Major teams Australia, New South Wales

Batting style Left-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm medium

Relation Son - WH Howell

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct St
Tests 18 27 6 158 35 7.52 0 0 12 0
First-class 141 201 51 2227 128 14.84 1 6 126 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 18 30 3892 1407 49 5/81 9/99 28.71 2.16 79.4 3 1 0
First-class 141 27832 11154 519 10/28 21.49 2.40 53.6 30 5
Career statistics
Test debut Australia v England at Adelaide, Jan 14-19, 1898 scorecard
Last Test Australia v England at Adelaide, Jan 15-20, 1904 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1894-1905
Profile

No one has made a more sensational first appearance in England than did Bill Howell when, in the third match of Darling's team in 1899, he dismissed the whole Surrey eleven. His analysis, 23.2 overs, 14 maidens, 28 runs, 10 wickets, indicates this exceptional performance as being quite out of the ordinary, no matter what the state of the pitch. As the natural effect of this achievement, Howell, after being left out of the first two engagements, became a regular member of the side. He did little in the five tests, taking only eight wickets at 43 runs apiece, but if unable to live up to such a start, Howell for the whole season came out with a record of 117 wickets at 20.35 apiece, his average placing him between Hugh Trumble and Ernest Jones, who each dismissed more batsmen.

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