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William Hands      

Full name William Cecil Hands

Born December 20, 1886, Calthorpe Park, Edgbaston, Birmingham, Warwickshire

Died August 31, 1974, Northwood, Middlesex (aged 87 years 254 days)

Major teams Warwickshire

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm medium-fast

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct St
First-class 60 91 23 856 63 12.58 0 1 36 0
Bowling averages
Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI Ave Econ SR 5w 10
First-class 60 7190 3509 142 5/10 24.71 2.92 50.6 3 0
Career statistics
First-class span 1909-1920
Profile

Wisden obituary
William Cecil Hands, one of four survivors of Warwickshire's 1911 Championship side, died on August 31, aged 87. An amateur, who was offered but declined the captaincy in 1919, he bowled right-arm fast-medium, taking 137 wickets for Warwickshire between 1909 and 1920, with 5 for 10 against Surrey at The Oval in 1912 his be performance. In 91 innings for the county he average 12.58. 'At the age of 22,' he wrote in a recent letter `I was a very weedy type, rather like a beat stick. Plum Warner, H. K. Foster and Rhodes of Yorkshire all told me how well I bowled, but I never "arrived" . . . I think the best batsman bowled against was Macartney, and I put him as No. 1 and Hobbs as No. 2.' Business prevented his full-time participation in county cricket.
The Cricketer, November 1974

Country Fixtures Country Results
North Division: Durham v Northants at Chester-le-Street - Jul 25
Northants 195/3 Durham 32/2 (5.5/20 ov)
South Division: Glamorgan v Gloucs at Cardiff - Jul 25
Gloucs 108/9 Glamorgan 45/2 (5.2/20 ov)
South Division: Kent v Surrey at Canterbury - Jul 25
Kent 175/7 Surrey 33/0 (3.1/20 ov)
South Division: Somerset v Middlesex at Taunton - Jul 25
Somerset 183/3 Middlesex 50/1 (6/20 ov)
North Division: Warwickshire v Leics at Birmingham - Jul 25
Warwickshire 160/6 Leics 22/3 (5.2/20 ov)
North Division: Worcs v Derbyshire at Worcester - Jul 25
Worcs 209/4 Derbyshire 59/1 (6.3/20 ov)
North Division: Yorkshire v Notts at Leeds - Jul 25
Yorkshire 200/5 Notts 57/1 (6.1/20 ov)
South Division: Essex v Sussex at Chelmsford - Jul 25
Essex 225/3 Sussex 24/2 (3/20 ov)
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