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William Gilbert Birthday special [18th July] : Happy Birthday to the greatest & oldest player of modern cricket

Elegant person, elegant player, elegant beard

Cricket, the old funny game as they call it. I can’t say whether it is funny or not, but it’s certainly a very old one. There were no TVs and mobiles. Still, some men became famous all over the world just because of cricket, of course, they are one of the first legends of cricket. One of those is William Gilbert Grace, he was born today in 1848.

An all-rounder personality 

wg grace

William Gilbert Grace was an all-rounder. Legendary batsmen, electrifying fielder, wicket-taking bowler, and doctor by a profession. He had played 440-yard hurdles and also football for Wanderers.

Talking about his cricket, batting was his main arsenal. He was renowned for his innovative batting, splendid shots, and competitiveness.

In the era that he played, International cricket was being played very rarely. He played 22 Tests for England, scored 1098 runs at 32.29, with 2 hundred and 5 fifties and 170 is his highest score.

The FC cricket 

William Gilbert

Now let’s talk about FC cricket. Get ready for some mind-boggling numbers.

He played a total of 44 FC seasons from 1865 to 1908. Over the 44 seasons, he played 870 FC games. 870! Cannot even think of 870 FC games. 

Let the records speak about his greatness.

Batting stats

  Matches Innings Runs Highest Score Average 100s 50s
FC 870 1478 54211 344 39.45 124 251


Bowling stats

  Matches Innings Wickets BBI Average Strike Rate 5WI 10WM
FC 870 1478 2809 10/49 18.14 44.40 240 64


Incredulous stats, incredible player!

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Saurabh Karmarkar
Saurabh Karmarkarhttp://thesportslite.com/
An ardent Test cricket fan, a loyal Bayern Munich supporter who loves to write about sports and a fitness enthusiast.

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