William Sherlock (cricketer)

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William Sherlock
Personal information
Full name William Verling Sherlock
Born (1881-11-30)30 November 1881
Georgetown, Demerara, Guyana
Died 9 May 1937(1937-05-09) (aged 55)
Wynstrode, Billingshurst, Sussex, England
Batting style Right-handed
Role Batsman
International information
National side
Domestic team information
Years Team
19091924–1932 Demerara/British Guyana
Career statistics
Competition First-class
Matches 5
Runs scored 134
Batting average 19.14
100s/50s 0/1
Top score 75*
Balls bowled 24
Wickets 0
Bowling average 3.75
5 wickets in innings 0
10 wickets in match 0
Best bowling 0/15
Catches/stumpings 2/0
Source: http://stats.thecricketer.com/Players/24/24137/24137.html, 24 August 2011

William Verling Sherlock (30 November 1881 – 9 May 1937) was a Demerara born cricketer who represented British Guiana and the West Indies before they were granted test status.

Early life[edit]

Sherlock was born in Georgetown, Demerara, but educated in England at Dulwich College.[1] At Dulwich he played for the school XI in 1900-1901.[2]

Cricket career[edit]

On his return from England, Sherlock played for the Georgetown Cricket Club. He represented British Guiana in 1908/09 and 1910/11, first playing against Barbados in the 1908/09 Inter-colonial tournament at the Bridgetown Kensington Oval. In the October of that year he played against WC Shepherd's XI at Bourda, Georgetown. In September 1910 he again played against Barbados and in 1911 represented British Guiana against the Marylebone Cricket Club on the Marylebone Cricket Club tour of the West Indies in 1910/11. He was selected to play for the West Indies XI in 1910/11 on that same tour.[2]