Name: Bill Lockwood
Date of birth: 25/03/1868
International Team: N/A
Domestic Team: N/A
Bowling Style: Unknown
Batting Style: Right-hand
- Test Debut v Australia at Lord's - July, 1893
- Lockwood, a heavy drinker, struggled with his demons throughout his career.
- Another man who had to leave his native Notts to ply his trade at another county.
- A fine fast-medium pacer, who had the ability to swing the ball and extract great bounce.
- He was a good batsman, scoring 15 hundreds in his career, but tended to ignore it in favour of perfecting his bowling.
- His career turned for the worse during the 1894/95 tour of Australia. He played badly on the field, and was a disaster off it. He injured a shoulder, almost drowned and almost lost his hand when a soda siphon exploded.
- On his return his wife and one of his children both died, and he turned to the bottle.
- by 1897 he was out of county cricket. Surrey persuaded his to pledge temperance and within a year he was back to his best taking 134 wickets in 1898 and forced his way back into the England side.
International Career Overview
|Career Span:||1893-1902||Innings Bowled:||18|
|Highest Score:||52||Best bowling in Innings:||7/71|