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William Moule      

Full name William Henry Moule

Born January 31, 1858, Brighton, Victoria

Died August 24, 1939, St Kilda, Melbourne, Victoria (aged 81 years 205 days)

Major teams Australia, Victoria

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm medium

Relation Grandson - DO Hay

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 1 2 0 40 34 20.00 113 35.39 0 0 4 0 1 0
First-class 9 15 3 137 34 11.41 0 0 7 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 1 1 51 23 3 3/23 3/23 7.66 2.70 17.0 0 0 0
First-class 9 207 106 5 3/23 21.20 3.07 41.4 0 0
Career statistics
Only Test England v Australia at The Oval, Sep 6-8, 1880 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1878-1886
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Wisden obituary
William Moule, a judge in Australia, died in Melbourne in September, aged 81. He played for Victoria, and in 1880 was a member of the Second Australian team that visited England, with WL Murdoch as captain. He scored 75 runs in six 11-a-side matches and took four wickets for 69 runs. Moule played at The Oval in the hastily arranged first match between fully representative sides of England and Australia and proved a valuable substitute for the Demon, FR Spofforth, who was indisposed. Moule did by far the best bowling for Australia, three wickets for 23, in a total of 420 and when Australia followed-on he helped Murdoch in a last wicket stand which saved the innings defeat and enabled the Australian captain to finish not out 153, one more than WG Grace scored for England. All who played in the match are dead now.
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack

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