WG Grace
Personal information
Full nameWilliam Gilbert Grace
Born18 July 1848
Downend, near Bristol, England
Died23 October 1915 (aged 67)
Mottingham, London, England
NicknameW. G., The Doctor, The Champion, The Big ‘Un, The Old Man
BattingRight-handed
BowlingRight-arm medium
RoleAll-rounder
RelationsGeorge Pocock (grandfather)E. M. GraceFred Grace (brothers)George Gilbert (cousin)Walter Gilbert (cousin)William Gilbert Rees (cousin)William Lee Rees (cousin)
International information
National sideEngland
Test debut (cap 24)6 September 1880 v Australia
Last Test1 June 1899 v Australia
Domestic team information
YearsTeam
1869–1904Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC)
1870–1899Gloucestershire
1900–1904London County
Career statistics
CompetitionTestsFirst-class[a]Matches22878 (870)Runs scored1,09854,896 (54,211)Batting average32.2939.55 (39.45)100s/50s2/5126/254 (124/251)Top score170344 (344)Balls bowled666126,157 (124,833)Wickets92,864+12 (2,809)Bowling average26.2217.99 (18.14)5 wickets in innings0246 (240)10 wickets in match066 (64)Best bowling2/1210/49 (10/49)Catches/stumpings39/–887/5 (876/5)
Introduction of WG Grace.

Batsman Mr. WG Grace.

WG Grace (1880 -1899) – WG Grace is considered
as the father of English cricket and played an
important role in promoting and developing the game.
He attracted huge crowds during his playing days. He
debuted for England in September, 1880 against
Australia.

He played 22 Tests and scored 1,098 runs at
an average of 32. He had an outstanding first-class
career that lasted more than 40 seasons and scored
54,211 runs. It included 124 centuries and 251 fifty
plus scores.

In 1880 England vs Australia and WG Grace playing mach against australia.

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