Bill Athey      

Full name Charles William Jeffrey Athey

Born September 27, 1957, Middlesbrough, Yorkshire

Current age 57 years 86 days

Major teams England, Gloucestershire, Suffolk, Sussex, Worcestershire, Yorkshire

Nickname Jeckyl, Bumper, Wingnut

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm offbreak

Other Coach

Height 5 ft 11 in

Education Acklam Hall High School

Relation Brother-in-law - CR Cook

Charles William Jeffrey Athey
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 23 41 1 919 123 22.97 2373 38.72 1 4 93 0 13 0
ODIs 31 30 3 848 142* 31.40 1495 56.72 2 4 54 4 16 0
First-class 467 784 71 25453 184 35.69 55 126 429 2
List A 459 439 48 13240 142* 33.86 12 89 171 1
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 23 - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 31 1 6 10 0 - - - 10.00 - 0 0 0
First-class 467 4810 2673 48 3/3 55.68 3.33 100.2 0 0
List A 459 1596 1399 47 5/35 5/35 29.76 5.25 33.9 3 1 0
Career statistics
Test debut England v Australia at Lord's, Aug 28-Sep 2, 1980 scorecard
Last Test England v West Indies at Leeds, Jul 21-26, 1988 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut England v Australia at The Oval, Aug 20, 1980 scorecard
Last ODI New Zealand v England at Napier, Mar 16, 1988 scorecard
ODI statistics
First-class span 1976-1997
List A span 1976-2002
Profile

Bill Athey probably never really fulfilled his potential in the Test arena. His 23 Test appearances were spread over eight years, which tells a story in itself; he was often dropped and recalled, which always makes it difficult for a player to find the consistency he needs. He made his debut in the Centenary Test at Lord's in 1980 and eight years later appeared in the Bicentenary Test in Sydney, one of only three England players to feature in both games - John Emburey and Mike Gatting being the others. One-day internationals provided him with richer pickings. Athey hit two centuries and top-scored for England before being run out in their World Cup final defeat against Australia at Calcutta in 1987. He was suspended for playing in South Africa in 1990, but the suspension was remitted two years later. Athey made his debut for his native Yorkshire in 1976 before moving to Gloucestershire in 1984. He captained the side in 1989 and scored four hundreds in successive innings while there. In 1993 he moved to Sussex, and passed 25,000 first-class runs when he made an unbeaten century against Somerset in 1997. He retired at the end of that season and joined Worcestershire as coach but left New Road at the end of 2000.
Graham Holburn

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1987

Bill Athey batting during the 1987 World Cup final

Bill Athey batting during the 1987 World Cup final

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Jul 25, 1986

Bill Athey helps substitute keeper Bob Taylor put his pads on while Roland Butcher holds the gloves, England v New Zealand, 1st Test, Lord's, 2nd day, July 25, 1986

Bill Athey helps substitute keeper Bob Taylor put his pads on while Roland Butcher holds the gloves

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Tournament Results
England v India at Birmingham - Jun 23, 2013
India won by 5 runs
India v Sri Lanka at Cardiff - Jun 20, 2013
India won by 8 wickets (with 90 balls remaining)
England v South Africa at The Oval - Jun 19, 2013
England won by 7 wickets (with 75 balls remaining)
Australia v Sri Lanka at The Oval - Jun 17, 2013
Sri Lanka won by 20 runs
England v New Zealand at Cardiff - Jun 16, 2013
England won by 10 runs
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