William Bates      

Full name William Ederick Bates

Born March 5, 1884, Kirkheaton, Yorkshire

Died January 17, 1957, Belfast, Ireland (aged 72 years 318 days)

Major teams Glamorgan, Wales, Yorkshire

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Slow left-arm orthodox

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 Ct St
First-class 406 684 30 15964 200* 24.40 13 250 0
Bowling averages
Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI Ave Econ SR 5w 10
First-class 406 12915 8671 230 8/93 37.70 4.02 56.1 4 0
Career statistics
First-class span 1907 - 1931
Profile

William Bates played for his native Yorkshire, between 1907 and 1913 before joining Briton Ferry Steel C.C. in 1914 and qualifying for Glamorgan. Bates duly won a regular place in their team and became a most reliable opening batsman. In 1923 he scored a thousand runs for the season, without scoring a century, whilst in 1927 he became the first Glamorgan batsman to record a century in each innings, with 105 and 111 against Essex.

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Country Fixtures Country Results
Hampshire v Middlesex at Southampton - May 1-4
Hampshire 336 Middlesex 84/3 (34 ov)
Kent v Glamorgan at Canterbury - May 1-4
Glamorgan 260 & 16/1 (6.5 ov) Kent 488
Northants v Derbyshire at Northampton - May 1-4
Derbyshire 324 Northants 66/0 (20.2 ov)
Notts v Yorkshire at Nottingham - May 1-4
Notts 261 Yorkshire 170/4 (42.3 ov)
Somerset v Lancashire at Taunton - May 1-4
Lancashire 493/9d Somerset 14/0 (6 ov)
Surrey v Durham at The Oval - May 1-4
Surrey 457 Durham 156/2 (43.3 ov)
Sussex v Leics at Hove - May 1-4
Sussex 163 Leics 300/4 (81.2 ov)
Worcs v Essex at Worcester - May 1-4
Essex 335/2 (90 ov)
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