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Harold Larwood      

Full name Harold Larwood

Born November 14, 1904, Nuncargate, Nottinghamshire

Died July 22, 1995, Randwick, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia (aged 90 years 250 days)

Major teams England, Europeans (India), Nottinghamshire

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm fast

Harold Larwood
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 6s Ct St
Tests 21 28 3 485 98 19.40 0 2 2 15 0
First-class 361 438 72 7290 102* 19.91 3 23 234 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 21 36 4969 2212 78 6/32 10/124 28.35 2.67 63.7 3 4 1
First-class 361 58027 24994 1427 9/41 17.51 2.58 40.6 98 20
Career statistics
Test debut England v Australia at Lord's, Jun 26-29, 1926 scorecard
Last Test Australia v England at Sydney, Feb 23-28, 1933 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1924-1938
Profile

Wisden Obituary
Harold Larwood's life embodied drama and romance given to few cricketers. One of the rare fast bowlers in the game's long history to spread terror in opposition ranks by the mere mention of his name, he was, in turn, a young tearaway breaking free in the 1920s from a life in the Nottinghamshire coalmines; an English ogre and villain who bowled bumpers (as the bouncer was then called) at the heads and bodies of Australian batsmen; a `disgraced' hero banished to obscurity; and eventually a post-war migrant welcomed to Sydney in 1950 with his wife and family, the warmth of acceptance by those once so hostile to this aggressor proving both touching and slightly incomprehensible to him.

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Jul 6, 2014

The house where Harold Larwood lived: No. 17, Chapel Street, Nuncargate, Nottinghamshire, July 6, 2014

The house where Harold Larwood lived: No. 17, Chapel Street, Nuncargate, Nottinghamshire

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Jul 6, 2014

Harold Larwood's bowling boots and his biography by Duncan Hamilton at the Trent Bridge library, July 6, 2014

Harold Larwood's bowling boots and his biography by Duncan Hamilton at the Trent Bridge library

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1969

Harold Larwood and Bert Oldfield reunited in Hong Kong, 1969

Harold Larwood and Bert Oldfield reunited in Hong Kong

© Playfair Cricket Monthly

Notes

Wisden Cricketer of the Year 1927

County Results
Somerset v Warwickshire at Lord's - Sep 18, 2010
Warwickshire won by 3 wickets (with 6 balls remaining)
Durham v Somerset at Chester-le-Street - Sep 13-16, 2010
Match drawn
Glamorgan v Derbyshire at Cardiff - Sep 13-16, 2010
Match drawn
Gloucs v Surrey at Bristol - Sep 13-16, 2010
Surrey won by 10 runs
Hampshire v Warwickshire at Southampton - Sep 13-16, 2010
Warwickshire won by 10 wickets
Lancashire v Notts at Manchester - Sep 13-16, 2010
Match drawn
Northants v Leics at Northampton - Sep 13-16, 2010
Leics won by 10 wickets
Worcs v Sussex at Worcester - Sep 13-16, 2010
Worcs won by 4 wickets
Yorkshire v Kent at Leeds - Sep 13-16, 2010
Kent won by 4 wickets
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