Bill Storer      

Full name William Storer

Born January 25, 1867, Butterley, Derbyshire

Died February 28, 1912, Derby (aged 45 years 34 days)

Major teams England, Derbyshire, London County

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Legbreak

Fielding position Wicketkeeper

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 6s Ct St
Tests 6 11 0 215 51 19.54 0 1 1 11 0
First-class 289 490 41 12966 216* 28.87 17 63 376 55
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 6 4 168 108 2 1/24 1/24 54.00 3.85 84.0 0 0 0
First-class 289 11422 7863 232 5/20 33.89 4.13 49.2 4 0
Career statistics
Test debut Australia v England at Sydney, Dec 13-17, 1897 scorecard
Last Test England v Australia at Nottingham, Jun 1-3, 1899 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1887-1900
Profile

Bill Storer was the first wicketkeeper to regularly stand up to quick bowlers, although he bent rather than squatted and was almost upright at the point of taking the ball. Unlike other most contemporary keepers, he was a capable batsman who twice averaged more than fifty in a season, and once scored hundreds in both innings of a match (the first professional to do so) against Yorkshire. He was also a more than capable legspinner when he could persuade others to don the pads. He was unfortunate in that his career coincided with that of Warwickshire's Dick Lilley, and he played only six Tests between 1897-98 and 1899. He retired in 1900 aged only 33. He also played football for Derby County.
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Notes

Wisden Cricketer of the Year 1899

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Kent 312/3
Leics v Essex at Leicester - Sep 15-18
Leics 138 Essex 153/3
Notts v Sussex at Nottingham - Sep 15-18
Sussex 358/9
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Somerset 266/5
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Surrey 181 Derbyshire 164/5
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