Bill Ponsford      

Full name William Harold Ponsford

Born October 19, 1900, North Fitzroy, Melbourne, Victoria

Died April 6, 1991, Kyneton, Victoria (aged 90 years 169 days)

Major teams Australia, Victoria

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm medium

William Harold Ponsford
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 6s Ct St
Tests 29 48 4 2122 266 48.22 7 6 0 21 0
First-class 162 235 23 13819 437 65.18 47 43 71 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 29 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 162 38 41 0 - - - 6.47 - 0 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut Australia v England at Sydney, Dec 19-27, 1924 scorecard
Last Test England v Australia at The Oval, Aug 18-22, 1934 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1920-1934
Profile

Wisden obituary
Bill Ponsford, died at Kyneton, Victoria, on April 6, 1991; at 90, he was Australia's oldest living Test cricketer and the sole survivor of HL Collins's 1926 team in England. He made 162 in his second first-class game, for Victoria against Tasmania at Launceston in February 1922, but did not play for the state again until selected against the same opposition a year later in Melbourne. Then, in what was only his fourth innings, he created a sensation by hitting 429 in 477 minutes: it was the world's highest first-class score until he bettered it five years later. Furthermore, Victoria's 1059 was the first four-figure total in any first-class match, and Ponsford, who was captaining the side, stayed until he made the 1000th run himself, having gone in at 200 for three.

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Dec 30, 2007

Megan Ponsford, grand-daughter of former Australian batsman Bill Ponsford, Melbourne, December 30, 2007

Megan Ponsford, grand-daughter of former Australian batsman Bill Ponsford

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Dec 30, 2007

A statue of Bill Ponsford outside the WH Ponsford Stand at the MCG, December 30, 2007

A statue of Bill Ponsford outside the WH Ponsford Stand at the MCG

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Bill Ponsford

Bill Ponsford

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Notes

Wisden Cricketer of the Year 1935

Australian Cricket Hall of Fame 1996

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