Tom Wills      

Full name Thomas Wentworth Wills

Born August 19, 1835, Molonglo Plains, New South Wales

Died May 2, 1880, Heidelberg, Melbourne, Victoria (aged 44 years 257 days)

Major teams Cambridge University, Kent, Victoria

Also known as Thomas Wentworth Spencer Wills

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm fast (roundarm), Right-arm slow (underarm)

Education Rugby School

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct St
First-class 32 57 8 602 58 12.28 0 1 20 0
Bowling averages
Mat Runs Wkts BBI Ave 5w 10
First-class 32 1221+ 130 7/44 10.09* 15 3
Career statistics
First-class debut Gentlemen of Kent v Gentlemen of England at Canterbury, Aug 17-18, 1854 scorecard
Last First-class 1875/76
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It can be argued with justification that Tom Wills was Australia's first great sportsman, credited with being the first cricketer of significance and a pioneer of what was to become Australian Rules Football.

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2008

Cover image of <i>Tom Willis: His Spectacular Rise and Tragic Fall</i> by Greg de Moore

Tom Willis: His Spectacular Rise and Tragic Fall

© Allen and Unwin

 

An Aboriginal side captained by Tom Wills at the MCG in 1866

An Aboriginal side captained by Tom Wills at the MCG in 1866

© Melbourne Cricket Club

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Australia A v NPS at Darwin
Jul 26, 2014 (10:00 local | 00:30 GMT | 20:30 EDT | 19:30 CDT | 17:30 PDT)
Australia A v Sth Africa A at Darwin
Jul 29, 2014 (10:00 local | 00:30 GMT | 20:30 EDT | 19:30 CDT | 17:30 PDT)
NPS v India A at Darwin
Jul 29, 2014 (10:00 local | 00:30 GMT | 20:30 EDT | 19:30 CDT | 17:30 PDT)
Australia A v India A at Darwin
Jul 31, 2014 (10:00 local | 00:30 GMT | 20:30 EDT | 19:30 CDT | 17:30 PDT)
NPS v Sth Africa A at Darwin
Jul 31, 2014 (10:00 local | 00:30 GMT | 20:30 EDT | 19:30 CDT | 17:30 PDT)
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