Bill Storer      

Full name William Storer

Born January 25, 1867, Butterley, Derbyshire

Died February 28, 1912, Derby (aged 45 years 34 days)

Major teams England, Derbyshire, London County

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Legbreak

Fielding position Wicketkeeper

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 6s Ct St
Tests 6 11 0 215 51 19.54 0 1 1 11 0
First-class 289 490 41 12966 216* 28.87 17 63 376 55
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 6 4 168 108 2 1/24 1/24 54.00 3.85 84.0 0 0 0
First-class 289 11422 7863 232 5/20 33.89 4.13 49.2 4 0
Career statistics
Test debut Australia v England at Sydney, Dec 13-17, 1897 scorecard
Last Test England v Australia at Nottingham, Jun 1-3, 1899 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1887 - 1900
Profile

Bill Storer was the first wicketkeeper to regularly stand up to quick bowlers, although he bent rather than squatted and was almost upright at the point of taking the ball. Unlike other most contemporary keepers, he was a capable batsman who twice averaged more than fifty in a season, and once scored hundreds in both innings of a match (the first professional to do so) against Yorkshire. He was also a more than capable legspinner when he could persuade others to don the pads. He was unfortunate in that his career coincided with that of Warwickshire's Dick Lilley, and he played only six Tests between 1897-98 and 1899. He retired in 1900 aged only 33. He also played football for Derby County.
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Wisden Cricketer of the Year 1899

Country Fixtures Country Results
2nd Investec Test: England v Sri Lanka at Chester-le-Street - May 27-31
England 498/9d & 28/0 (7.3 ov, target 79) Sri Lanka 101 & 475 (f/o)
Northants v Essex at Northampton - May 28-31
Northants 444 Essex 537/6 (134 ov)
Notts v Durham at Nottingham - May 28-31
Notts 534 Durham 427/9 (104.5 ov)
Somerset v Surrey at Taunton - May 28-31
Surrey 264 & 138 Somerset 102 & 161/4 (43 ov, target 301)
Sussex v Derbyshire at Hove - May 28-31
Derbyshire 150 & 81/3 (34.1 ov) Sussex 447/8d
Kent v Leics at Canterbury - May 29-Jun 1
Leics 341 Kent 117/2 (44 ov)
Middlesex v Hampshire at Northwood - May 29-Jun 1
Middlesex 467/3d Hampshire 77/4 (34.2 ov)
Worcs v Gloucs at Worcester - May 29-Jun 1
Worcs 439 Gloucs 109/1 (41.4 ov)
Yorkshire v Lancashire at Leeds - May 29-Jun 1
Yorkshire 308 Lancashire 155/8 (54.5 ov)
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