Full Name

William George Quaife

Born

March 17, 1872, Newhaven, Sussex

Died

October 13, 1951, Edgbaston, Birmingham, Warwickshire, (aged 79y 210d)

Batting Style

Right hand Bat

Bowling Style

Legbreak

William Quaife was a solid yet stylish middle-order batsman who served Warwickshire unstintingly for more than three decades ( he joined them after one season at Sussex) scoring 1000 runs in a season no fewer than 25 times. Sadly, he never reproduced this form for England. He was also a more than capable legspinner - although his action was cause for concern - and an outstanding cover fielder. He was also one of the smallest Test cricketers. His exact height was never confirmed - even his son was unsure - but most contemporaries put it between 5" 2' and 5" 5'. In 1928, aged 56, he made 115 in his final innings for Warwickshire - he had registered exactly the same score on his debut for the county 35 years earlier. In retirement he became a cricket bat manufacturer.
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Willie Quaife Career Stats

Batting & Fielding

FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAve100s50s6sCtSt
Tests71312286819.0001040
FC719120318536012255*35.3772163-3541

Bowling

FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Tests711560---2.00-000
FC719-52080254439317/76-27.322.9355.9-322
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Debut/Last Matches of Willie Quaife

Recent Matches of Willie Quaife

MatchBatBowlDateGroundFormat
Warwickshire vs Australians214/11804-Aug-1926BirminghamFC
Warwickshire vs Derbyshire15/81 & 2/4631-Jul-1926BirminghamFC
Warwickshire vs West Indians46 & 30/3514-Jul-1923BirminghamFC
Warwickshire vs Hampshire1 & 40*3/15414-Jun-1922BirminghamFC
Warwickshire vs Cambridge U10 & 32*1/2517-May-1922CambridgeFC

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