Bill Bowes      

Full name William Eric Bowes

Born July 25, 1908, Elland, Yorkshire

Died September 4, 1987, Otley, Yorkshire (aged 79 years 41 days)

Major teams England, Yorkshire

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm fast-medium, Right-arm medium

Height 6 ft 3 in

William Eric Bowes
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 6s Ct St
Tests 15 11 5 28 10* 4.66 0 0 0 2 0
First-class 372 326 148 1531 43* 8.60 0 0 138 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 15 29 3655 1519 68 6/33 9/219 22.33 2.49 53.7 2 6 0
First-class 372 74457 27470 1639 9/121 16.76 2.21 45.4 116 27
Career statistics
Test debut England v India at Lord's, Jun 25-28, 1932 scorecard
Last Test England v India at Lord's, Jun 22-25, 1946 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1929-1947
Profile

Wisden obituary
William Eric "Bill" Bowes, who died in hospital on September 5, 1987, aged 79, was one of the great bowlers of his day. He is often, for convenience, loosely classed as fast, but Robertson-Glasgow, writing in the early days of the war, described him, correctly, as the most difficult fast-medium bowler in England. It was, no doubt, partly because he never tried to acquire the extra yard or two of pace which would have put him indisputably in the ranks of the fast that he was such a fine bowler. And like most of the great, he came off the pitch faster than the batsman expected.

  • Read More
Latest Articles
Latest Photos

1964

Bill Bowes

Bill Bowes

© The Cricketer International

1964

Bill Bowes

Bill Bowes

© The Cricketer International

1953

Bill Bowes profile

Bill Bowes profile

© Wisden Cricket Monthly

Notes

Wisden Cricketer of the Year 1932

Country Fixtures Country Results
Group A: Derbyshire v Hampshire at Derby - Jul 26
Derbyshire 74/2 (13.4/50 ov)
Group B: Glamorgan v Middlesex at Cardiff - Jul 26
Middlesex 48/3 (13.1/50 ov)
Group A: Lancashire v Yorkshire at Manchester
Jul 26, 2014 (14:00 local | 13:00 GMT | 09:00 EDT | 08:00 CDT | 06:00 PDT)
Group A: Gloucs v Northants at Cheltenham
Jul 27, 2014 (10:30 local | 09:30 GMT | 05:30 EDT | 04:30 CDT | 02:30 PDT)
Group A: Leics v Derbyshire at Leicester
Jul 27, 2014 (10:30 local | 09:30 GMT | 05:30 EDT | 04:30 CDT | 02:30 PDT)
Group B: Middlesex v Warwickshire at Lord's
Jul 27, 2014 (10:30 local | 09:30 GMT | 05:30 EDT | 04:30 CDT | 02:30 PDT)
Group B: Somerset v Durham at Taunton
Jul 27, 2014 (10:30 local | 09:30 GMT | 05:30 EDT | 04:30 CDT | 02:30 PDT)
Group B: Sussex v Notts at Horsham
Jul 27, 2014 (10:30 local | 09:30 GMT | 05:30 EDT | 04:30 CDT | 02:30 PDT)
Group B: Worcs v Essex at Worcester
Jul 27, 2014 (10:30 local | 09:30 GMT | 05:30 EDT | 04:30 CDT | 02:30 PDT)
3rd Investec Test: England v India at Southampton
Jul 27-31, 2014 (11:00 local | 10:00 GMT | 06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT)
Group B: Surrey v Glamorgan at Guildford
Jul 27, 2014 (11:00 local | 10:00 GMT | 06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT)
Group A: Lancashire v Hampshire at Manchester
Jul 27, 2014 (14:00 local | 13:00 GMT | 09:00 EDT | 08:00 CDT | 06:00 PDT)
Complete fixtures » | Download Fixtures »
News | Features Last 3 days
News | Features Last 3 days