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Bill Storer
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Bill Storer

England

INTL CAREER: 1897 - 1899

Full Name

William Storer

Born

January 25, 1867, Butterley, Derbyshire

Died

February 28, 1912, Derby, (aged 45y 34d)

Batting Style

Right hand bat

Bowling Style

Legbreak

Fielding Position

Wicketkeeper

TEAMS

Bill Storer was the first wicketkeeper to regularly stand up to quick bowlers, although he bent rather than squatted and was almost upright at the point of taking the ball. Unlike other most contemporary keepers, he was a capable batsman who twice averaged more than fifty in a season, and once scored hundreds in both innings of a match (the first professional to do so) against Yorkshire. He was also a more than capable legspinner when he could persuade others to don the pads. He was unfortunate in that his career coincided with that of Warwickshire's Dick Lilley, and he played only six Tests between 1897-98 and 1899. He retired in 1900 aged only 33. He also played football for Derby County.
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Career Averages

Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAve100s50s6sCtSt
Test61102155119.54011110
FC2894904112966216*28.87176337655
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Test6416810821/241/2454.003.8584.00000
FC2891142278632325/2033.894.1349.2040
William Storer
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