Name: Wally Hammond
Date of birth: 19/06/1903
International Team: N/A
Domestic Team: N/A
Bowling Style: Right arm medium fast
Batting Style: Right-hand
- Test Debut v South Africa at Johannesburg - December, 1927
- Hammond's name stands alongside the likes of Grace, Hobbs, and Bradman as one of the greatest batsman the game has ever known.
- A beautiful player to watch, he was largely self taught but as his game progressed so did his repertoire of shots and the rapidity in which he scored never waned.
- On the 1928/29 Ashes Hammond hit 905 runs in five tests at 113.12, which has only ever been exceeded once, by the great Don Bradman.
- He became the first test batsman to score 7000 test runs, ending his career on 7249 and an average of 58.45.
- In his career Hammond made 50,551 first-class runs, 167 centuries, and took 732 to boot.
- Wisden Cricketer of the Year 1928, truly one of the greats.
International Career Overview
|Career Span:||1927-1947||Innings Bowled:||110|
|Highest Score:||336||Best bowling in Innings:||5/36|