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Bomber Wells      

Full name Bryan Douglas Wells

Born July 27, 1930, Gloucester

Died June 19, 2008 (aged 77 years 328 days)

Major teams Gloucestershire, Nottinghamshire

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm offbreak

Bryan Douglas Wells
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct St
First-class 302 423 100 2413 55 7.47 0 1 112 0
List A 3 2 0 5 5 2.50 0 0 0 0
Bowling averages
Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
First-class 302 67464 24219 998 8/31 24.26 2.15 67.5 46 7
List A 3 234 101 2 1/31 1/31 50.50 2.58 117.0 0 0 0
Career statistics
First-class span 1951 - 1965
List A span 1963 - 1965
Profile

Bomber Wells was one of the old school who regarded cricket as something to enjoy rather than a job. A man of wide girth and rolling gait, he had - in the words of Michael Parkinson - "a summer's day in his face and laughter in his soul". The son of a blacklisted trade unionist in Gloucester, he never changed from the happy-go-lucky club cricketer he had been when first summoned to play for the county. His batting was agricultural, his fielding leisurely and he bowled brisk offspin off a one-pace run that caught many batsmen unaware. The tales of him are legion: from his exchanges with his amateur captain to the mix-ups running between the wickets. "For God's sake, call," Sam Cook once begged him and back came the reply: "Heads."

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1961

Bomber Wells

Bomber Wells

© The Cricketer International

Jun 1955

Bryan

Bryan "Bomber" Wells in his delivery stride

© Getty Images

Jun 1955

Portrait of Bryan

Portrait of Bryan "Bomber" Wells

© Hulton Archive

Country Fixtures Country Results
2nd Investec Test: England v New Zealand at Leeds - May 29-Jun 2
New Zealand 350 & 454/8d England 350 & 188/8
Derbyshire v Gloucs at Derby - May 31-Jun 3
Gloucs 329 Derbyshire 77/2
Essex v Leics at Chelmsford - May 31-Jun 3
Essex 166 & 223/5 Leics 280
Glamorgan v Northants at Cardiff - May 31-Jun 3
Glamorgan 371 Northants 157 & 0/1 (f/o)
Hampshire v Worcs at Southampton - May 31-Jun 3
Hampshire 222 Worcs 221/3
Middlesex v Warwickshire at Lord's - May 31-Jun 3
Warwickshire 342 Middlesex 193/5
Surrey v Lancashire at The Oval - May 31-Jun 3
Surrey 448 Lancashire 118/6
Notts v Sussex at Nottingham - Jun 1-4
Notts 255 & 58/4 Sussex 189
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