Name: Harold Larwood
Date of birth: 14/11/1904
International Team: N/A
Domestic Team: N/A
Bowling Style: Right arm fast
Batting Style: Right-hand
- Test Debut v Australia at Lord's - June, 1926
- A name that became synonymously linked with the 1932/33 Bodyline tour.
- Larwood was made the scapegoat of the tour that scandalised cricket, and he never to play for England again.
- It would be a disservice to Larwood though to concentrate solely on the Bodyline tour - which England won incidentally 4-1, Larwood taking 33 wickets at 20 apiece.
- Larwood was one of the fiercest fast bowlers in the history of the game topping the national averages five times, a feat unmatched by any other bowler.
- In his career he took 1427 first-class wickets at 17.52.
- Larwood was also more than handy with the bat. He scored three first-class centuries and twice hit half-centuries for England and average just under 20 with the bat.
- After he retired Larwood emigrated to Australia and was warmly welcomed by the country that once vilified him.
- Wisden Cricketer of the Year 1927.
International Career Overview
|Career Span:||1926-1933||Innings Bowled:||36|
|Highest Score:||98||Best bowling in Innings:||6/32|