William Fantham      

Full name William Ernest Fantham

Born May 14, 1918, Birmingham, Warwickshire

Died April 16, 2006 (aged 87 years 337 days)

Major teams Warwickshire

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm offbreak

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct St
First-class 63 103 12 1168 51 12.83 0 3 33 0
Bowling averages
Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI Ave Econ SR 5w 10
First-class 63 5258 2907 64 5/55 45.42 3.31 82.1 2 0
Career statistics
First-class span 1935 - 1948
Profile

William Fantham arrived at Edgbaston in the mid 1930s as legspinner, but Eric Hollies told him that there was only room for one such bowler, and so Fantham became an offspinner, a decision he later regretted. He struggled to break into the side, but eventually did so in 1938 before his progress was halted by the war. In 1946 he was an ever present, taking 37 wickets including a career-best 5 for 55 against Somerset. Although he played 16 matches in 1947, he hardly bowled, and he was released at the end of the following summer. He went on to represent Mitchells & Butlers in the Birmingham League and also played as a pro in the Coventry League.
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Country Fixtures Country Results
South Group: Middlesex v Kent at Richmond - Jul 20
Middlesex 179/8 Kent 147/5 (17.3/20 ov, target 180)
North Group: Durham v Leics at Chester-le-Street - Jul 20
Leics 144/8 Durham 15/3 (4.2/20 ov, target 145)
South Group: Hampshire v Sussex at Southampton - Jul 20
Hampshire 114/8 (18/20 ov)
South Group: Somerset v Gloucs at Taunton
Jul 21, 2017 (17:30 local | 16:30 GMT | 12:30 EDT | 11:30 CDT | 09:30 PDT)
North Group: Worcs v Lancashire at Worcester
Jul 21, 2017 (17:30 local | 16:30 GMT | 12:30 EDT | 11:30 CDT | 09:30 PDT)
South Group: Glamorgan v Sussex at Cardiff
Jul 21, 2017 (18:30 local | 17:30 GMT | 13:30 EDT | 12:30 CDT | 10:30 PDT)
North Group: Leics v Northants at Leicester
Jul 21, 2017 (18:30 local | 17:30 GMT | 13:30 EDT | 12:30 CDT | 10:30 PDT)
North Group: Notts v Derbyshire at Nottingham
Jul 21, 2017 (18:30 local | 17:30 GMT | 13:30 EDT | 12:30 CDT | 10:30 PDT)
South Group: Surrey v Middlesex at The Oval
Jul 21, 2017 (18:30 local | 17:30 GMT | 13:30 EDT | 12:30 CDT | 10:30 PDT)
North Group: Yorkshire v Warwickshire at Leeds
Jul 21, 2017 (18:30 local | 17:30 GMT | 13:30 EDT | 12:30 CDT | 10:30 PDT)
South Group: Essex v Hampshire at Chelmsford
Jul 21, 2017 (19:00 local | 18:00 GMT | 14:00 EDT | 13:00 CDT | 11:00 PDT)
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