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

TEST MATCH 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