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.

  • Read More
Latest Articles
Country Fixtures Country Results
North Group: Leics v Durham at Leicester - May 28
Durham 123/5 Leics 81/2 (12/20 ov)
South Group: Middlesex v Kent at Lord's - May 28
Middlesex 205/5 (20/20 ov)
2nd Investec Test: England v New Zealand at Leeds
May 29-Jun 2, 2015 (11:00 local | 10:00 GMT | 06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT)
South Group: Kent v Surrey at Beckenham
May 29, 2015 (17:30 local | 16:30 GMT | 12:30 EDT | 11:30 CDT | 09:30 PDT)
North Group: Worcs v Leics at Worcester
May 29, 2015 (17:30 local | 16:30 GMT | 12:30 EDT | 11:30 CDT | 09:30 PDT)
South Group: Glamorgan v Hampshire at Cardiff
May 29, 2015 (18:30 local | 17:30 GMT | 13:30 EDT | 12:30 CDT | 10:30 PDT)
North Group: Northants v Warwickshire at Northampton
May 29, 2015 (18:30 local | 17:30 GMT | 13:30 EDT | 12:30 CDT | 10:30 PDT)
North Group: Derbyshire v Lancashire at Derby
May 29, 2015 (19:00 local | 18:00 GMT | 14:00 EDT | 13:00 CDT | 11:00 PDT)
North Group: Durham v Yorkshire at Chester-le-Street
May 29, 2015 (19:00 local | 18:00 GMT | 14:00 EDT | 13:00 CDT | 11:00 PDT)
South Group: Essex v Somerset at Chelmsford
May 29, 2015 (19:00 local | 18:00 GMT | 14:00 EDT | 13:00 CDT | 11:00 PDT)
South Group: Sussex v Middlesex at Hove
May 29, 2015 (19:00 local | 18:00 GMT | 14:00 EDT | 13:00 CDT | 11:00 PDT)
Complete fixtures » | Download Fixtures »
News | Features Last 3 days
News | Features Last 3 days