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William Attewell
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William Attewell

England

INTL CAREER: 1884 - 1892

Full Name

William Attewell

Born

June 12, 1861, Keyworth, Nottinghamshire

Died

June 11, 1927, Long Eaton, Derbyshire, (aged 65y 364d)

Batting Style

Right hand bat

Bowling Style

Right arm medium

TEAMS

A cricketer of considerable accomplishments, William Attewell (known as Dick to his team-mates) was best known as a bowler of unremitting accuracy and length. He bowled at medium pace, varying pace, flight and spin cleverly, and rarely bowled a loose ball. He used his abilities to perfect "off theory", popular in the 1890s, where he frustrated the batsman by bowling wide of the off stump to a packed off-side field. He was a fine fielder in the covers, and a more than useful batsman with a first-class century to his name (and a double hundred for MCC v Northumberland). A Nottinghamshire man, he came into the county side in 1881, and rarely left it until his retirement nineteen years later. He took 100 wickets in a season ten times, and toured Australia three times, most successfully in 1887-8.

After retirement he became a first-class umpire, and later the professional at Shrewsbury School, where a young Neville Cardus was his assistant. His brother Thomas also played briefly for Nottinghamshire (DL, 2000).

Career Averages

Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAve100s50s6sCtSt
Test1015615043*16.6600090
FC42964468808310214.031273640
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Test10182850626284/426/10722.351.31101.7200
FC4291082642989619519/2315.321.6555.413427
Umpire & Referee
FormatMatUmpire
FC55
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