Billy Caffyn      

Full name William Caffyn

Born February 2, 1828, Reigate, Surrey

Died August 28, 1919, Reigate, Surrey (aged 91 years 207 days)

Major teams Kent, Lancashire, New South Wales, Surrey

Nickname Terrible Billy, The Surrey Pet

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm medium (roundarm)

Relation Uncle - WW Caffyn

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct St
First-class 200 350 23 5885 103 17.99 2 24 149 0
Bowling averages
Mat Runs Wkts BBI Ave 5w 10
First-class 200 7872+ 602 9/29 13.47* 49 11
Career statistics
First-class debut Surrey v Sussex at The Oval, Jun 28-29, 1849 scorecard
Last First-class 1873
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William Caffyn was a middle-order batsman and medium-fast roundarm bowler who was a key member of the Surrey side in the 1850s. He was one of the 12 professionals who made the first major international tour to North America in the autumn of 1859 and along with HH Stephenson was on the next tour, to Australia in 1861-62. Two years later he returned on the second trip, staying on at the end where he took up a post as coach to Melbourne CC. From there he moved to Sydney where he worked as a hairdresser and in 1871 he moved back to England. He was regarded as one of the best fiedlers of his time, and WG Grace noted he was worth his place in any side for that alone.
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Oct 1863

The England cricket team assembled at Lord's in London before leaving for the 1863 tour of Australia. Julius Caesar, Alfred Clarke, George Tarrant, George Parr, E M Grace, Robert Carpenter, George Anderson, William Caffyn; (bottom row) Robert C Tinley, Thomas Lockyer, Thomas Hayward, John Jackson, October 1, 1863

The England cricket team assembled at Lord's in London before leaving for the 1863 tour of Australia

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