Billy Barnes      

Full name William Barnes

Born May 27, 1852, Sutton-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire

Died March 24, 1899, Mansfield Woodhouse, Nottinghamshire (aged 46 years 301 days)

Major teams England, Nottinghamshire

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm fast-medium

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William Barnes
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 6s Ct St
Tests 21 33 2 725 134 23.38 1 5 0 19 0
First-class 459 725 60 15425 160 23.19 21 69 342 3
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 21 28 2289 793 51 6/28 9/81 15.54 2.07 44.8 1 3 0
First-class 459 42428 15448 902 8/64 17.12 2.18 47.0 45 10
Career statistics
Test debut England v Australia at The Oval, Sep 6-8, 1880 scorecard
Last Test England v Australia at The Oval, Aug 11-12, 1890 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1875 - 1894
Profile

HS Altham described him as "a sparkling player who batted as though he loved it" Barnes was a forceful batsman with strong offside shots, as well as a fine medium pacer whose bowling won at least two Test matches. An excellent close field, and an automatic first choice for England from the first test played on English soil to 1890. His finest hour was in the first Test ever played in Adelaide where his 134 on a rain-damaged wicket ensured the win for England. In the next Test of that series, at Melbourne, he bowled England into a 2-0 lead with second-innings figures of 38.3-26-31-6. At Sydney two years later he did likewise - 6 for 28 off 46 (four-ball) overs, a match in which England were skittled for 45 on the first morning and still won. Legend has it that Barnes once made a match-saving century for Nottinghamshire after having more than one shandy too many. Appropriately, he later became landlord of a pub, and was only 46 when he died in Nottingham in 1899.
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May 5, 1885

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Wisden Cricketer of the Year 1890

Country Fixtures Country Results
2nd Investec Test: England v New Zealand at Leeds - May 29-Jun 2
New Zealand won by 199 runs
Derbyshire v Gloucs at Derby - May 31-Jun 3
Gloucs 329 Derbyshire 77/2
Essex v Leics at Chelmsford - May 31-Jun 3
Essex 166 & 276 Leics 280 & 55/0
Glamorgan v Northants at Cardiff - May 31-Jun 3
Glamorgan 371 Northants 157 & 163/4 (f/o)
Hampshire v Worcs at Southampton - May 31-Jun 3
Hampshire 222 & 1/0 Worcs 403/5d
Middlesex v Warwickshire at Lord's - May 31-Jun 3
Warwickshire 342 & 58/2 Middlesex 260
Surrey v Lancashire at The Oval - May 31-Jun 3
Surrey 448 Lancashire 342/8
Notts v Sussex at Nottingham - Jun 1-4
Notts 255 & 228/7 Sussex 189
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