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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
Cambs MCCU v Notts at Cambridge - Mar 28-30
Notts 339 & 46/2 (19 ov) Cambs MCCU 123
Glamorgan v Cardiff MCCU at Cardiff - Mar 28-30
Glamorgan 342/7 (89.2 ov)
Gloucs v Durham MCCU at Bristol - Mar 28-30
Gloucs 405/7d Durham MCCU 78/2 (17 ov)
Kent v Lds-Brd MCCU at Canterbury - Mar 28-30
Kent 370/6d & 47/1 (12 ov) Lds-Brd MCCU 204
Leics v Lbroug MCCU at Leicester - Mar 28-30
Leics 194 Lbroug MCCU 175/4 (64 ov)
Oxford MCCU v Surrey at Oxford - Mar 28-30
Surrey 335/7d & 29/0 (8 ov) Oxford MCCU 172
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