Full Name

Herman Wilhelm Glerum


August 28, 1911, Amsterdam, Netherlands


August 24, 2002, Amsterdam, Netherlands, (aged 90y 361d)

Batting Style

Right hand bat


Wisden Obituary
Glerum, Herman Wilhelm, died in The Netherlands on August 24, 2002, four days before his 91st birthday. Involved with de Flamingo's club since he was 16, Bill Glerum represented Holland 30 times between 1928 and 1957 and was for many years a driving force behind Dutch cricket. He played a few games for the British Empire XI and the RAF while serving in England during World War II, and in 1957, aged 45, had a first-class game for Free Foresters against Oxford University. His medium-pace bowling captured three cheap wickets, including the Oxford captain Chris Walton for 95. Batting in the middle order, Glerum scored nought and one. "Bill made you feel cricket was worth playing simply by being around him," said the former MCC secretary Jack Bailey, who recalled coming across him on a club tour to Brazil, where Glerum was working for Fokker, the Dutch aircraft manufacturer.
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 2003

Herman Wilhelm Glerum, who died on August 24 just a few days short of his 91 st birthday, was a fine middle-order right-hand batsman and medium-paced bowler from Amsterdam. Educated at Amsterdam's Lyceum School, he played 30 times for Holland and scored more than 10,000 runs in Dutch domestic cricket. In England during the war he played for the British Empire XI and subsequently for several club teams, and in 1957, aged 45, he made a solitary first-class appearance for Free Foresters against Oxford University when he took three cheap wickets. He was a member of De Flamingo's from 1928 until his death, during which time he served as chairman and secretary. Glerum also played cricket in South America and in 1956 led a representative team against Argentina.
Robert Brooke, The Cricketer
Robert Brooke, The Cricketer

Career Averages

Batting & Fielding

Debut/Last Matches - Player

FC Matches
1957 - 1957


HW Glerum portrait