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Willem Glerum      

Full name Herman Wilhelm Glerum

Born August 28, 1911, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Died August 24, 2002, Amsterdam, Netherlands (aged 90 years 361 days)

Major teams Netherlands, Free Foresters, VRA Cricket

Batting style Right-hand bat

Herman Wilhelm Glerum
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
First-class 1 2 0 1 1 0.50 0 0 0 0 0 0
Bowling averages
Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI Ave Econ SR 5w 10
First-class 1 66 32 3 2/16 10.66 2.90 22.0 0 0
Career statistics
First-class span 1957 - 1957

Wisden Obituary
Glerum, Herman Wilhelm, died in The Netherlands on August 24, 2002, four days before his 91st birthday. Involved with de Flamingo's club since he was 16, Bill Glerum represented Holland 30 times between 1928 and 1957 and was for many years a driving force behind Dutch cricket. He played a few games for the British Empire XI and the RAF while serving in England during World War II, and in 1957, aged 45, had a first-class game for Free Foresters against Oxford University. His medium-pace bowling captured three cheap wickets, including the Oxford captain Chris Walton for 95. Batting in the middle order, Glerum scored nought and one. "Bill made you feel cricket was worth playing simply by being around him," said the former MCC secretary Jack Bailey, who recalled coming across him on a club tour to Brazil, where Glerum was working for Fokker, the Dutch aircraft manufacturer.
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 2003

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