Bill Lockwood      

Full name William Henry Lockwood

Born March 25, 1868, Old Radford, Nottinghamshire

Died April 26, 1932, Old Radford, Nottinghamshire (aged 64 years 32 days)

Major teams England, Nottinghamshire, Surrey

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm fast

William Henry Lockwood
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 6s Ct St
Tests 12 16 3 231 52* 17.76 0 1 0 4 0
First-class 363 531 45 10673 165 21.96 15 48 140 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 12 18 1973 883 43 7/71 11/76 20.53 2.68 45.8 2 5 1
First-class 363 52121 25246 1376 9/59 18.34 2.90 37.8 121 29
Career statistics
Test debut England v Australia at Lord's, Jul 17-19, 1893 scorecard
Last Test England v Australia at The Oval, Aug 11-13, 1902 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1886 - 1904
Profile

A difficult, troubled and awkward character, Bill Lockwood struggled with his demons throughout his career, but at his best was a magnificent fast-medium bowler. Unable to gain a place for his native Nottinghamshire, he moved to Surrey, where he learnt much from George Lohmann. By the early 1890s he was one of the finest bowlers in England, bowling at a brisk fast medium, with a high action and pronounced body swing, and clever variation of pace. His specialty was the break-back, often pitching outside off but pounding into the batsman's thigh or passing over leg stump. He also generated speed off the pitch (or appeared to do so), and had a slower ball "of almost sinful deceit". A good bat, with 15 first-class hundreds, he tended to ignore his batting in favour of bowling, but did enough to be classed as a genuine allrounder, averaging 21.9 in first-class cricket.

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1897

Bill Lockwood

Bill Lockwood

© Surrey County Cricket Club

1889

Bill Lockwood in a posed shot

Bill Lockwood in a posed shot

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Notes

Wisden Cricketer of the Year 1899

Country Fixtures Country Results
Derbyshire v Lancashire at Derby - Apr 19-22
Lancashire 293 & 238/7 Derbyshire 274
Essex v Kent at Chelmsford - Apr 19-21
Essex won by 5 wickets
Glamorgan v Surrey at Cardiff - Apr 19-22
Surrey 563/7d Glamorgan 315/8
Notts v Yorkshire at Nottingham - Apr 19-22
Notts 428 Yorkshire 428/8
Sussex v Worcs at Hove - Apr 19-22
Sussex 345 & 234/6 Worcs 389
Warwickshire v Hampshire at Birmingham - Apr 19-22
Hampshire 319 & 246/6 Warwickshire 280
4th Youth ODI: Aust U19 v England U19 at Perth - Apr 21
Aust U19 won by 7 wickets (with 132 balls remaining)
2nd Test: West Indies v England at St George's
Apr 21-25, 2015 (10:00 local | 14:00 GMT | 10:00 EDT | 09:00 CDT | 07:00 PDT)
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