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Bill 'Fatty' Foulke      

Full name William Henry Foulke

Born April 12, 1874, Old Park, Dawley, Shropshire

Died May 1, 1916, Sheffield, Yorkshire (aged 42 years 19 days)

Major teams Derbyshire

Also known as registered at birth as William Henry Foulk and death as William Henry Foulkes

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct St
First-class 4 7 1 65 53 10.83 0 1 2 0
Bowling averages
Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI Ave Econ SR 5w 10
First-class 4 114 92 2 2/15 46.00 4.84 57.0 0 0
Career statistics
First-class span 1900 - 1900
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Wisden obituary
William Henry Foulke, born at Dawley (Salop) on April 12, 1874, died in a private nursing-home in Sheffield on May 1. In 1900 he played in four matches for Derbyshire, making 65 runs with an average of 10.83, his highest innings being 53 v Essex at Leyton. He was the famous goalkeeper of Sheffield United, was 6ft 2½ins in height and very heavy --at least 25 stone - but always active.
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At around 25 stone, Foulke is believed to be the heaviest first-class cricketer of all time

Country Fixtures Country Results
Durham v Warwickshire at Chester-le-Street - Aug 23-26
Durham 207 Warwickshire 315/7 (108 ov)
Glamorgan v Sussex at Cardiff - Aug 23-26
Glamorgan 252 & 50/1 (19 ov) Sussex 283
Gloucs v Kent at Bristol - Aug 23-26
Gloucs 221 Kent 346/4 (82 ov)
Leics v Essex at Leicester - Aug 23-26
Leics 238 Essex 368/8 (103 ov)
Somerset v Hampshire at Taunton - Aug 23-26
Hampshire 338 Somerset 257/5 (71.2 ov)
Surrey v Lancashire at The Oval - Aug 23-26
Lancashire 287 Surrey 354/6 (113 ov)
Worcs v Northants at Worcester - Aug 23-26
Northants 551 Worcs 153/1 (40 ov)
Yorkshire v Notts at Scarborough - Aug 23-26
Yorkshire 282 & 200/4 (61 ov) Notts 94
1st ODI: England v Pakistan at Southampton - Aug 24
England won by 44 runs (D/L method)
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