Bill Lockwood

Bill Lockwood

Player Details

Name: Bill Lockwood

Date of birth: 25/03/1868

International Team: N/A

Domestic Team: N/A

Role: Bowler

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


Batting Bowling
Career Span: 1893-1902 Innings Bowled: 18
Matches: 12 Overs: 353.0
Innings: 16 Runs Conceded: 884
Not Outs: 3 Average: 20.56
Runs: 231 Economy Rate: 2.5
Highest Score: 52 Best bowling in Innings: 7/71
Average: 17.77
50s: 1
100s: 0
Ducks: 3
Caught Out: 6
Stumped Out: 0