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Billy Midwinter
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Billy Midwinter

Australia
Billy Midwinter

INTL CAREER: 1877 - 1887

Full Name

William Evans Midwinter

Born

June 19, 1851, Lower Meend, St Briavels, Gloucestershire, England

Died

December 03, 1890, Yarra Bend, Kew, Melbourne, Victoria, (aged 39y 167d)

Batting Style

Right hand bat

TEAMS

Billy Midwinter, who played Test cricket for both England and Australia, was a sound batsman and useful medium-pacer, was born in Gloucestershire, but after emigrating he made his Test debut against England, in the inaugural Test at Melbourne in 1876-77. He played eight Tests for Australia, either side of his four appearances for England, which came in Australia in 1881-82. Midwinter was famously kidnapped by WG Grace in 1878, when he was due to play for Australia against Middlesex, but was instead taken to play for Gloucestershire against Surrey at The Oval. He suffered mental problems after the death of his wife and two children, and died in an asylum in Melbourne in 1890.
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Career Averages

Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAve100s50s6sCtSt
Test122112693713.45001100
FC160264274534137*19.133121220
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Test12171725605245/786/10125.201.4071.80110
FC1602346372984197/2717.4155.90273
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Billy Midwinter
The 1878 Australians
Members of the Australian squad that toured England in 1878
The 1878 Australians