Bill 'Fatty' Foulke      

Full name William Henry Foulke

Born April 12, 1874, Old Park, Dawley, Shropshire

Died May 1, 1916, Sheffield, Yorkshire (aged 42 years 19 days)

Major teams Derbyshire

Also known as registered at birth as William Henry Foulk and death as William Henry Foulkes

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct St
First-class 4 7 1 65 53 10.83 0 1 2 0
Bowling averages
Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI Ave Econ SR 5w 10
First-class 4 114 92 2 2/15 46.00 4.84 57.0 0 0
Career statistics
First-class span 1900 - 1900
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Wisden obituary
William Henry Foulke, born at Dawley (Salop) on April 12, 1874, died in a private nursing-home in Sheffield on May 1. In 1900 he played in four matches for Derbyshire, making 65 runs with an average of 10.83, his highest innings being 53 v Essex at Leyton. He was the famous goalkeeper of Sheffield United, was 6ft 2½ins in height and very heavy --at least 25 stone - but always active.
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At around 25 stone, Foulke is believed to be the heaviest first-class cricketer of all time

Country Fixtures Country Results
Essex v Australians at Chelmsford - Jul 1-4
Australians 562 & 212/8 (67 ov) Essex 414
South Group: Somerset v Gloucs at Taunton - Jul 3
Gloucs won by 8 wickets (with 4 balls remaining)
North Group: Lancashire v Yorkshire at Manchester - Jul 3
Lancashire won by 29 runs
North Group: Notts v Worcs at Nottingham - Jul 3
Worcs won by 20 runs
South Group: Surrey v Middlesex at The Oval - Jul 3
Surrey won by 8 wickets (with 32 balls remaining)
North Group: Warwickshire v Derbyshire at Birmingham - Jul 3
Warwickshire won by 60 runs
South Group: Hampshire v Glamorgan at Southampton - Jul 3
Glamorgan won by 23 runs
South Group: Sussex v Kent at Hove - Jul 3
Kent won by 7 wickets (with 34 balls remaining)
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