Sammy Woods      

Full name Samuel Moses James Woods

Born April 13, 1867, Ashfield, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Died April 30, 1931, Taunton, Somerset (aged 64 years 17 days)

Major teams Australia, England, Cambridge University, Somerset

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm fast-medium

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 6s Ct St
Tests 6 10 0 154 53 15.40 0 1 0 5 0
First-class 401 690 35 15345 215 23.42 19 62 279 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 6 6 412 250 10 3/28 3/28 25.00 3.64 41.2 0 0 0
First-class 401 41207 21651 1040 10/69 20.81 3.15 39.6 77 21
Career statistics
Test debut England v Australia at Lord's, Jul 16-17, 1888 scorecard
Last Test South Africa v England at Cape Town, Mar 21-23, 1896 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1888-1910
Profile

Samuel "Sammy" Moses James Woods, one of the most famous and popular of athletes, a splendid cricketer and a great Rugby football forward, was born at Glenfield near Sydney on April 13, 1867, and died on April 30 at Taunton. A player of grand physique, cheery disposition, and unflinching courage, he was generally at his best against the strongest and never knew when he was beaten. Although essentially an all-rounder and a most efficient and inspiring captain, it is on his bowling that his fame will chiefly rest. He was fast and accurate and had at his command not only a deadly yorker but also a slow ball which was as formidable and deceptive as any he sent down. Unquestionably he reached a measure of excellence which entitled him to a place among the great fast bowlers of all time.

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May 1, 1900

Sammy Woods, May 1, 1900

Sammy Woods

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May 1, 1900

Sammy Woods poses in his batting stance, May 1, 1900

Sammy Woods poses in his batting stance

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Notes

Wisden Cricketer of the Year 1889

Country Fixtures Country Results
3rd Quarter-Final: Essex v Warwickshire at Chelmsford - Aug 28
Warwickshire won by 67 runs
4th Quarter-Final: Kent v Gloucs at Canterbury
Aug 29, 2014 (14:00 local | 13:00 GMT | 09:00 EDT | 08:00 CDT | 06:00 PDT)
3rd ODI: England v India at Nottingham
Aug 30, 2014 (10:30 local | 09:30 GMT | 05:30 EDT | 04:30 CDT | 02:30 PDT)
Derbyshire v Worcs at Derby
Aug 31-Sep 3, 2014 (11:00 local | 10:00 GMT | 06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT)
Durham v Notts at Chester-le-Street
Aug 31-Sep 3, 2014 (11:00 local | 10:00 GMT | 06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT)
Hampshire v Leics at Southampton
Aug 31-Sep 3, 2014 (11:00 local | 10:00 GMT | 06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT)
Kent v Glamorgan at Canterbury
Aug 31-Sep 3, 2014 (11:00 local | 10:00 GMT | 06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT)
Lancashire v Yorkshire at Manchester
Aug 31-Sep 3, 2014 (11:00 local | 10:00 GMT | 06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT)
Middlesex v Warwickshire at Lord's
Aug 31-Sep 3, 2014 (11:00 local | 10:00 GMT | 06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT)
Somerset v Northants at Taunton
Aug 31-Sep 3, 2014 (11:00 local | 10:00 GMT | 06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT)
Surrey v NZ A at The Oval
Aug 31-Sep 2, 2014 (11:00 local | 10:00 GMT | 06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT)
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