Bill Fairservice      

Full name William John Fairservice

Born May 16, 1881, Nunhead, London

Died June 26, 1971, Canterbury, Kent (aged 90 years 41 days)

Major teams Kent

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm medium, Right-arm offbreak

Other Coach

Relation Son - C Fairservice

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct St
First-class 302 419 96 4939 61* 15.29 0 9 164 0
Bowling averages
Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI Ave Econ SR 5w 10
First-class 302 44889 19419 859 7/44 22.60 2.59 52.2 39 7
Career statistics
First-class span 1902 - 1921
Profile

William John Fairservice, who died on June 26, aged 90, played as a professional off-break bowler of medium pace for Kent from 1902 to 1921. In normal circumstances, he could well have achieved greater fame; but, with such noted bowlers as Colin Blythe and Frank Woolley as team-mates, his opportunities were limited. Not till after the First World War, indeed, did he command a regular place in the county side and the only season in which he took 100 wickets was that of 1920. That summer he dismissed 113 batsmen at a cost of 17.46 runs apiece, showing his ability on rain-affected pitches by earning match-figures of 10 wickets for 58 runs against Surrey at Blackheath and nine wickets for 62 runs against Worcestershire at Tonbridge.

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Country Fixtures Country Results
Hampshire v Middlesex at Southampton - May 1-4
Hampshire 336 & 116/2 (34.5 ov) Middlesex 361
Kent v Glamorgan at Canterbury - May 1-4
Glamorgan 260 & 414 Kent 488 & 61/0 (19.2 ov, target 187)
Northants v Derbyshire at Northampton - May 1-4
Derbyshire 324 & 13/0 (2.1 ov) Northants 470
Notts v Yorkshire at Nottingham - May 1-4
Notts 261 & 205/6 (73.1 ov) Yorkshire 290
Somerset v Lancashire at Taunton - May 1-4
Lancashire 493/9d Somerset 313 & 37/1 (13.5 ov) (f/o)
Surrey v Durham at The Oval - May 1-4
Surrey 457 Durham 595/7 (151.5 ov)
Sussex v Leics at Hove - May 1-4
Sussex 163 & 141/1 (49.1 ov) Leics 473/8d
Worcs v Essex at Worcester - May 1-4
Essex 451/9d Worcs 268/5 (83.4 ov)
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