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Bill Farrimond      

Full name William Farrimond

Born May 23, 1903, Daisy Hill, Lancashire

Died November 15, 1979, Westhoughton, Bolton, Lancashire (aged 76 years 176 days)

Major teams England, Lancashire

Batting style Right-hand bat

Fielding position Wicketkeeper

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 6s Ct St
Tests 4 7 0 116 35 16.57 0 0 0 5 2
First-class 153 168 45 2908 174 23.64 1 16 252 80
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 4 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 153 18 16 0 - - - 5.33 - 0 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut South Africa v England at Johannesburg, Feb 13-17, 1931 scorecard
Last Test England v South Africa at Lord's, Jun 29-Jul 2, 1935 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1924-1945
Profile

Wisden obituary
William Farrimond, who died at home at Westhoughton, near Bolton, on November 14, 1979, aged 76, had the rare experience of being an England wicket-keeper who had been playing for fourteen years for his county before getting a regular place in the side. This was the more exasperating as for 35 years Lancashire had hardly had a reliable professional'keeper, merely a succession of men who had to give way when a competent amateur was available. In 1923 they found that great'keeper, Duckworth, and in 1924 Farrimond appeared. It was only Duckworth's premature retirement at the end of 1937 that gave him an assured place, and after two seasons his career was ended by the war. It speaks volumes for Farrimond's loyalty that during this long period he never accepted any of the offers he received to qualify for another county.

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