William Law      

Full name William Law

Born April 9, 1851, Rochdale, Lancashire

Died December 20, 1892, Rotherham, Yorkshire (aged 41 years 255 days)

Major teams Oxford University, Yorkshire

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm fast

Education Harrow School; Oxford University

Relation Brother - G Law, Brother-in-law - HJ Hill

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct St
First-class 28 47 0 501 39 10.65 0 0 17 0
Bowling averages
Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI Ave Econ SR 5w 10
First-class 28 797 353 14 4/83 25.21 2.65 56.9 0 0
Career statistics
First-class span 1871 - 1883

The Revd William Law was in the Harrow XI between 1868 and 1870 and was in the Oxford XI for four years from 1871, being captain in his last year. He played four times for Yorkshire but he had little time for sport once he had entered the church. He was a vicar in Yorkshire and London before dying of pleurisy aged 41. A pavilion was erected in his memory at Harrow School in 1893.
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The Harrow XI during the match against Eton in 1869. Back row, (left to right): George Macan, AJ Begbie, W Law; Front row: Charles Walker, Frederick Alexander Currie, WP Crake, Spencer Gore, William Openshaw, Edward Peter Baily, AA Apcar and CT Giles

The Harrow XI during the match against Eton in 1869

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Country Fixtures Country Results
North Group: Derbyshire v Northants at Derby - Apr 30
Derbyshire won by 6 wickets (with 8 balls remaining)
South Group: Essex v Hampshire at Chelmsford - Apr 30
Essex won by 25 runs
South Group: Glamorgan v Surrey at Cardiff - Apr 30
Surrey won by 8 wickets (with 30 balls remaining) (D/L method)
North Group: Leics v Worcs at Leicester - Apr 30
Worcs won by 42 runs
South Group: Middlesex v Gloucs at Lord's - Apr 30
Gloucs won by 5 wickets (with 5 balls remaining)
South Group: Sussex v Somerset at Hove - Apr 30
Somerset won by 9 runs (D/L method)
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