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Bill Bowes      

Full name William Eric Bowes

Born July 25, 1908, Elland, Yorkshire

Died September 4, 1987, Otley, Yorkshire (aged 79 years 41 days)

Major teams England, Yorkshire

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm fast-medium, Right-arm medium

Height 6 ft 3 in

William Eric Bowes
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 6s Ct St
Tests Insights on test 15 11 5 28 10* 4.66 0 0 0 2 0
First-class 372 326 148 1531 43* 8.60 0 0 138 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests Insights on test 15 29 3655 1519 68 6/33 9/219 22.33 2.49 53.7 2 6 0
First-class 372 74457 27470 1639 9/121 16.76 2.21 45.4 116 27
Career statistics
Test debut England v India at Lord's, Jun 25-28, 1932 scorecard
Last Test England v India at Lord's, Jun 22-25, 1946 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1929 - 1947
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Wisden obituary
William Eric "Bill" Bowes, who died in hospital on September 5, 1987, aged 79, was one of the great bowlers of his day. He is often, for convenience, loosely classed as fast, but Robertson-Glasgow, writing in the early days of the war, described him, correctly, as the most difficult fast-medium bowler in England. It was, no doubt, partly because he never tried to acquire the extra yard or two of pace which would have put him indisputably in the ranks of the fast that he was such a fine bowler. And like most of the great, he came off the pitch faster than the batsman expected.

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Bill Bowes

Bill Bowes

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1964

Bill Bowes

Bill Bowes

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1953

Bill Bowes profile

Bill Bowes profile

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Wisden Cricketer of the Year 1932

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 & 10/0 (2.3 ov) Essex 542/3d
Glamorgan v Derbyshire at Cardiff - Jun 26-29
Derbyshire 288 & 103/4 (28 ov) Glamorgan 237
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 & 233/5 (51.1 ov) Leics 157
Notts v Kent at Nottingham - Jun 26-29
Kent 180 & 186/7 (62 ov) Notts 371
Sussex v Gloucs at Hove - Jun 26-29
Sussex 358/9d Gloucs 120/1 (41 ov)
Warwickshire v Lancashire at Birmingham - Jun 26-29
Lancashire 273 & 146/4 (54 ov) Warwickshire 321
Yorkshire v Surrey at Leeds - Jun 26-29
Surrey 516/7d Yorkshire 27/1 (10.5 ov)
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