Matches (12)
T20 World Cup (5)
IND v SA [W] (1)
CE Cup (2)
T20 Blast (3)
WI Academy in IRE (1)

Full Name

William Ewart Astill


March 01, 1888, Ratby, Leicestershire


February 10, 1948, Stoneygate, Leicester, (aged 59y 346d)

Batting Style

Right hand Bat

Bowling Style

Right arm Slow medium



Ewart Astill was a fine allrounder whose career with Leicestershire spanned four decades. Physically ordinary - of medium height and slight build - he could cut and spin the ball both ways at medium pace and was a solid middle-order batsman who was good enough to score 1000 runs in a season 11 times (and the double on nine occasions between 1921 and 1930). The first of nine England caps didn't come until he was almost 40, and all his Tests were abroad (five in South Africa in 1927-28 and four in the Caribbean in 1929-30). Astill made his county debut in 1906 and his last first-class appearance came in 1939, and he holds the county record for wickets (2130) and in 1935 became their first professional caption.

Off the field, Astill was a hugely popular figure who was a champion billards player, a fine musician and an accomplished vocalist. He was commissioned in the Great War and rejoined the army, aged 51, at the outbreak of the Second World War. He coached for a few years at Tonbridge.
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Recent Matches of Ewart Astill

Leics vs Gloucs38 & 11/69 & 0/2024-Aug-1938BristolFC
Leics vs Glamorgan--1/5820-Aug-1938CardiffFC
Leics vs Yorkshire3 & 29*2/6313-Aug-1938BradfordFC
Leics vs Oxford Uni163/31 & 5/1629-May-1935OxfordFC
Leics vs Australians70/9903-May-1930LeicesterFC

Debut/Last Matches of Ewart Astill

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The Hon Freddie Calthorpe leads England onto the field
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