Full name William George Quaife
Born March 17, 1872, Newhaven, Sussex
Died October 13, 1951, Edgbaston, Birmingham, Warwickshire (aged 79 years 210 days)
Major teams England, Griqualand West, London County, Warwickshire
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Legbreak
|Test debut||England v Australia at Leeds, Jun 29-Jul 1, 1899 scorecard|
|Last Test||Australia v England at Melbourne, Feb 28-Mar 4, 1902 scorecard|
|First-class span||1894 - 1928|
William Quaife was a solid yet stylish middle-order batsman who served Warwickshire unstintingly for more than three decades ( he joined them after one season at Sussex) scoring 1000 runs in a season no fewer than 25 times. Sadly, he never reproduced this form for England. He was also a more than capable legspinner - although his action was cause for concern - and an outstanding cover fielder. He was also one of the smallest Test cricketers. His exact height was never confirmed - even his son was unsure - but most contemporaries put it between 5" 2' and 5" 5'. In 1928, aged 56, he made 115 in his final innings for Warwickshire - he had registered exactly the same score on his debut for the county 35 years earlier. In retirement he became a cricket bat manufacturer.
Wisden Cricketer of the Year 1902
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