Brad Williams

Australia|Bowler
Brad Williams
INTL CAREER: 2002 - 2004
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Full Name

Brad Andrew Williams

Born

November 20, 1974, Frankston, Victoria

Age

47y 319d

Batting Style

Right hand Bat

Bowling Style

Right arm Fast

Playing Role

Bowler

Height

1.83 m

Born and raised in Victoria, Brad Williams burst on to the first-class scene as a 19-year-old in the 1994-95 season. He was raw in build and experience but even at that stage was touted as a potential star. His blistering pace set him apart from most club bowlers and encouraged some to think that he might even be an automatic selection for his country within a few years. However, it was a move to Western Australia at the start of the 1999-2000 season that ensured he ultimately moved in the right direction and became a revitalised bowler. Taking 50 wickets in his debut first-class campaign with the Warriors, he enjoyed a purple patch and in 2001-02 was called up to the national one-day squad.

In four Tests against Zimbabwe, India and Sri Lanka he collected nine victims to put alongside 35 in 25 one-day appearances. He twice took five-wicket hauls in green and gold and was a useful member until the winter tour of Zimbabwe in 2004. He then struggled with back, shoulder and knee problems and his relationship with the Warriors suffered badly last summer when he was suspended for the rest of the season in November. Williams refused to play in the ING Cup after being dropped from the Pura Cup side and was withdrawn from all state duties. He later moved to Queensland's Gold Coast and began working as a house painter.
Cricinfo staff June 2006

Career Averages
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Test4885240694/535/11945.112.8594.6100
ODI25241203814355/225/2223.254.0534.3120
FC691380774052276/7432.623.2160.8100
List A91451832891395/225/2223.664.3632.5820
Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
Test4632310*7.664156.09000140
ODI25642713*13.504658.69002040
FC69892786041*13.8700250
List A9125131732314.4100160
Brad Williams - Portrait October 2004
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Recent Matches - Player
MatchBatBowlDateGroundFormat
West Aust vs South Aust26 & 19*0/1814-Nov-2005AdelaideFC
West Aust vs South Aust--4/3512-Nov-2005AdelaideList A
West Aust vs NSW0* & 0*0/88 & 0/1606-Nov-2005PerthFC
West Aust vs NSW194/5704-Nov-2005PerthList A
West Aust vs Victoria--1/6529-Oct-2005MelbourneList A
Photos
Brad Williams bowls
Brad Williams delivers a ball
Brad Williams bowls for Western Australia
Brad Williams took 3 for 36 against Victoria
Brad Williams took 3 for 94 against Victoria
Callum Thorp and Brad Williams celebrate Durham's promotion