Matches (13)
ZIM v WI (1)
SA20 (1)
ILT20 (1)
WT20WC Warm-up (5)
BPL 2023 (2)
Ranji Trophy (2)
ENG-L in SL (1)

Full Name

William Attewell

Born

June 12, 1861, Keyworth, Nottinghamshire

Died

June 11, 1927, Long Eaton, Derbyshire, (aged 65y 364d)

Batting Style

Right hand Bat

Bowling Style

Right arm Medium

A cricketer of considerable accomplishments, William Attewell (known as Dick to his team-mates) was best known as a bowler of unremitting accuracy and length. He bowled at medium pace, varying pace, flight and spin cleverly, and rarely bowled a loose ball. He used his abilities to perfect "off theory", popular in the 1890s, where he frustrated the batsman by bowling wide of the off stump to a packed off-side field. He was a fine fielder in the covers, and a more than useful batsman with a first-class century to his name (and a double hundred for MCC v Northumberland). A Nottinghamshire man, he came into the county side in 1881, and rarely left it until his retirement nineteen years later. He took 100 wickets in a season ten times, and toured Australia three times, most successfully in 1887-8.

After retirement he became a first-class umpire, and later the professional at Shrewsbury School, where a young Neville Cardus was his assistant. His brother Thomas also played briefly for Nottinghamshire (DL, 2000).

Career Averages
Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAve100s50s6sCtSt
Test1015615043*16.6600090
FC42964468808310214.03127null3640
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Test10182850626284/426/10722.351.31101.7200
FC429null1082642989619519/23null15.321.6555.4null13427
Umpire & Referee
FormatMatUmpire
FC55
William Attewell
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