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Ewart Astill      

Full name William Ewart Astill

Born March 1, 1888, Ratby, Leicestershire

Died February 10, 1948, Stoneygate, Leicester (aged 59 years 346 days)

Major teams England, Leicestershire

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm slow-medium

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William Ewart Astill
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 6s Ct St
Tests 9 15 0 190 40 12.66 0 0 0 7 0
First-class 733 1153 145 22735 164* 22.55 15 107 466 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 9 18 2182 856 25 4/58 4/80 34.24 2.35 87.2 2 0 0
First-class 733 138532 57786 2432 9/41 23.76 2.50 56.9 140 22
Career statistics
Test debut South Africa v England at Johannesburg, Dec 24-27, 1927 scorecard
Last Test West Indies v England at Kingston, Apr 3-12, 1930 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1906-1939
Profile

Ewart Astill was a fine allrounder whose career with Leicestershire spanned four decades. Physically ordinary - of medium height and slight build - he could cut and spin the ball both ways at medium pace and was a solid middle-order batsman who was good enough to score 1000 runs in a season 11 times (and the double on nine occasions between 1921 and 1930). The first of nine England caps didn't come until he was almost 40, and all his Tests were abroad (five in South Africa in 1927-28 and four in the Caribbean in 1929-30). Astill made his county debut in 1906 and his last first-class appearance came in 1939, and he holds the county record for wickets (2130) and in 1935 became their first professional caption.

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Jan 11, 1930

The Hon Freddie Calthorpe leads England onto the field. L-r Les Ames, Patsy Hendren, Andy Sandham, Wilfred Rhodes, Bob Wyatt, Calthorpe, Jack O'Connor, Ewart Astill, Nigel Haig, George Gunn, Bill Voce, West Indies v England, Barbados, January 11, 1930

The Hon Freddie Calthorpe leads England onto the field

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Wisden Cricketer of the Year 1933

Country Fixtures Country Results
Derbyshire v Worcs at Derby - Aug 31-Sep 3
Derbyshire 356 & 145/2 Worcs 385
Durham v Notts at Chester-le-Street - Aug 31-Sep 3
Durham 253 & 309 Notts 188 & 197/4
Hampshire v Leics at Southampton - Aug 31-Sep 3
Leics 303 Hampshire 497/8
Kent v Glamorgan at Canterbury - Aug 31-Sep 3
Glamorgan 329 & 150/3 Kent 387
Lancashire v Yorkshire at Manchester - Aug 31-Sep 3
Lancashire 278 & 144/2 Yorkshire 610/6d
Middlesex v Warwickshire at Lord's - Aug 31-Sep 3
Warwickshire 362/8d Middlesex 310/6
Somerset v Northants at Taunton - Aug 31-Sep 3
Somerset 314 & 38/0 Northants 448/9d
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