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Tom Goddard      

Full name Thomas William John Goddard

Born October 1, 1900, Gloucester

Died May 22, 1966, Gloucester (aged 65 years 233 days)

Major teams England, Gloucestershire

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm offbreak

Thomas William John Goddard
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 6s Ct St
Tests Insights on test 8 5 3 13 8 6.50 0 0 0 3 0
First-class 593 775 217 5234 71 9.37 0 4 312 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests Insights on test 8 13 1563 588 22 6/29 6/77 26.72 2.25 71.0 0 1 0
First-class 593 142211 59116 2979 10/113 19.84 2.49 47.7 251 86
Career statistics
Test debut England v Australia at Manchester, Jul 25-29, 1930 scorecard
Last Test England v West Indies at The Oval, Aug 19-22, 1939 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1922 - 1952

Tom Goddard, who died at his home in Gloucester on May 22, aged 65, was one of the greatest off-break bowlers the game has known. A big man, standing six feet three, with massive hands, he spun the ball to a remarkable degree and on a helpful pitch was almost unplayable. He bowled mostly from round the wicket and had such a command of length and flight that even on easy surfaces he kept batsmen apprehensive. His height enabled him to make the ball lift more than most spinners and the Gloucestershire combination of Goddard and the slow left-hander, Charlie Parker, was probably the most feared in Championship cricket.

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Jun 6, 1948

Tom Goddard

Tom Goddard

© Martin Williamson

Mar 1939

The MCC team which toured South Africa unbeaten in 1938-39: Back row - Bill  Edrich, Doug Wright, Eddie Paynter, WH Ferguson (scorer); middle row - 	Len  Wilkinson, Hedley Verity, Hugh Bartlett, Tom Goddard, Reggie Perks, Len Hutton, Paul Gibb; front - CR Ridgway (SA manager), Ken Farnes, NormanYardley, Wally Hammond (captain), Les Ames, Bryan Valentine, AJ Holmes (manager)

The MCC team which toured South Africa unbeaten in 1938-39

© Wisden Cricket Monthly

Jul 4, 1938

Tom Goddard bowls for Gloucestershire, July 4, 1938

Tom Goddard bowls for Gloucestershire

© PA Photos


Wisden Cricketer of the Year 1938

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