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Bernard Bosanquet      

Full name Bernard James Tindal Bosanquet

Born October 13, 1877, Bulls Cross, Enfield, Middlesex

Died October 12, 1936, Wykehurst, Ewhurst, Surrey (aged 58 years 365 days)

Major teams England, Middlesex, Oxford University

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Legbreak googly

Education Eton College: Oxford University

Bernard James Tindal Bosanquet
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 6s Ct St
Tests 7 14 3 147 27 13.36 0 0 0 9 0
First-class 235 382 32 11696 214 33.41 21 63 190 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 7 11 970 604 25 8/107 8/136 24.16 3.73 38.8 1 2 0
First-class 235 26559 14972 629 9/31 23.80 3.38 42.2 45 11
Career statistics
Test debut Australia v England at Sydney, Dec 11-17, 1903 scorecard
Last Test England v Australia at Leeds, Jul 3-5, 1905 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1898-1919
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Wisden obituary
Bernard Bosanquet, died at his home in Surrey on October 12, the day before the 59th anniversary of his birth. A capable allround cricketer at Eton and Oxford and also for Middlesex, Bosanquet enjoyed chief claim to fame as the acknowledged inventor of the googly. In the 1925 issue of Wisden there was reproduced an article from The Morning Post in which Bosanquet described all about the discovery of what he termed in the heading "The Scapegoat of Cricket". He wrote, Poor old googly! It has been subjected to ridicule, abuse, contempt, incredulity, and survived them all. Deficiencies existing at the present day are attributed to the influence of the googly. If the standard of bowling falls off it is because too many cricketers devote their time to trying to master it... If batsmen display a marked inability to hit the ball on the off-side or anywhere in front of the wicket and stand in apologetic attitudes before the wicket, it is said that the googly has made it impossible for them to attempt the old aggressive attitude and make the scoring strokes.

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1945

Bernard Bosenquet

Bernard Bosenquet

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1945

Bernard Bosenquet

Bernard Bosenquet

© The Cricketer International

1926

Bernard Bosanquet

Bernard Bosanquet

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Notes

Wisden Cricketer of the Year 1905

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