Bill Carson      

Full name William Nicol Carson

Born July 16, 1916, Gisborne

Died October 8, 1944, on board ship between Bari, Italy and Egypt (aged 28 years 84 days)

Major teams Auckland

Batting style Left-hand bat

Bowling style Left-arm fast-medium

Relation Uncle - W Carson, Nephew - JR Carson

William Nicol Carson
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct St
First-class 31 51 7 1535 290 34.88 4 3 27 0
Bowling averages
Mat Runs Wkts BBI Ave 5w 10
First-class 31 752 35 4/20 21.48 0 0
Career statistics
First-class span 1936/37 - 1939/40

Major Bill Carson, MC, died of wounds in the autumn, aged 28. A hard-hitting left-handed batsman for Auckland, he failed to show his best form during the tour of the 1937 New Zealand team in England, his best scores being 85 against Surrey in the first match and 86 at Northampton; he averaged only 19 for the whole tour and did not play in any of the Tests. In January of the previous home season he, making 290, shared in a world record third-wicket partnership of 445 with P. E. Whitelaw (195) for Auckland against Otago, at Dunedin.
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack

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Jun 2, 1937

Bill Carson

Bill Carson

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