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Full name Wilfred Bowring Stoddart
Born April 27, 1871, West Derby, Liverpool, Lancashire
Died January 8, 1935, Wood End Park, Grassendale, Liverpool, Lancashire (aged 63 years 256 days)
Major teams Lancashire
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Legbreak
|First-class span||1898 - 1899|
A slow legbreak bowler, Wilfred Stoddart played occasionally for Lancashire, and in 1898 at Scarborough for Gentlemen against Players and for MCC against Australians. Captain of the Liverpool cricket and rugbyl teams, he was a member of the Lancashire CCC committee. A strong forward, he played rugby for Lancashire and for England in all the 1897 internationals, one of only six men to do so. He was a Liberal councilor in Liverpool. His brother, Lawrence, won the first US amateur golf championship.
As a six-year-old, he watched Wasim Akram at the 1992 World Cup and decided that he would be a left-arm fast bowler. As a man, he put on a show very nearly as memorable as Wasim's 23 years before
The SCG might be India's preferred semi-final venue at this World Cup, but persistent rain in the lead-up has left them worried their spinners may not get the help they are widely expected to
This contest brings together a belligerent bunch of brats and braggers from two countries that are so different, yet share rampant egotism and a high opinion of themselves
Over the last few months, he has slowly moved from a flashy finisher, to a more measured risk manager
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India's Plan A in this World Cup had worked flawlessly over seven matches. When they came up against the toughest opponents in the World Cup, however, they were left scrambling for a back-up plan