William Hands      

Full name William Cecil Hands

Born December 20, 1886, Calthorpe Park, Edgbaston, Birmingham, Warwickshire

Died August 31, 1974, Northwood, Middlesex (aged 87 years 254 days)

Major teams Warwickshire

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm medium-fast

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct St
First-class 60 91 23 856 63 12.58 0 1 36 0
Bowling averages
Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI Ave Econ SR 5w 10
First-class 60 7190 3509 142 5/10 24.71 2.92 50.6 3 0
Career statistics
First-class span 1909 - 1920
Profile

Wisden obituary
William Cecil Hands, one of four survivors of Warwickshire's 1911 Championship side, died on August 31, aged 87. An amateur, who was offered but declined the captaincy in 1919, he bowled right-arm fast-medium, taking 137 wickets for Warwickshire between 1909 and 1920, with 5 for 10 against Surrey at The Oval in 1912 his be performance. In 91 innings for the county he average 12.58. 'At the age of 22,' he wrote in a recent letter `I was a very weedy type, rather like a beat stick. Plum Warner, H. K. Foster and Rhodes of Yorkshire all told me how well I bowled, but I never "arrived" . . . I think the best batsman bowled against was Macartney, and I put him as No. 1 and Hobbs as No. 2.' Business prevented his full-time participation in county cricket.
The Cricketer, November 1974

Country Fixtures Country Results
Durham v Yorkshire at Chester-le-Street - Jun 28-Jul 1
Yorkshire won by an innings and 47 runs
Middlesex v Hampshire at Lord's - Jun 28-Jul 1
Middlesex won by 9 wickets
Warwickshire v Sussex at Birmingham - Jun 28-Jul 1
Match drawn
Lancashire v Northants at Manchester - Jun 29-Jul 2
Northants 438 & 283/9d Lancashire 308 & 19/0 (6 ov, target 414)
Notts v Worcs at Nottingham - Jun 29-Jul 2
Notts 240 & 366 Worcs 283 & 13/0 (5 ov, target 324)
Varsity Match: Cambridge U v Oxford Uni at Cambridge - Jun 30-Jul 3
Oxford Uni 156 & 160/1 (37 ov) Cambridge U 346
Essex v Australians at Chelmsford - Jul 1-4
Australians 440/6 (89.4 ov)
South Group: Surrey v Gloucs at The Oval - Jul 1
Gloucs 154/5 Surrey 149/6 (19.3/20 ov)
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