Bill Dines

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Bill Dines
Personal information
Full name William James Dines
Born (1916-09-14)14 September 1916
Colchester, Essex, England
Died 14 June 1992(1992-06-14) (aged 75)[1]
Gidea Park, Essex, England
Nickname Bill
Batting style Right-handed
Bowling style Right-arm medium
Right-arm off break
Relations Wife, Doreen Ellen (died 21 January 1994) Daughter, Julie, 1956 -
Domestic team information
Years Team
1947–1949 Essex
Career statistics
Competition First-class
Matches 20
Runs scored 431
Batting average 18.73
100s/50s –/2
Top score 69*
Balls bowled 1,952
Wickets 15
Bowling average 65.33
5 wickets in innings
10 wickets in match
Best bowling 3/35
Catches/stumpings 7/–
Source: Cricinfo, 9 October 2011

William James Dines (14 September 1916 – 14 June 1992) was an English cricketer. Dines was a right-handed batsman who bowled both right-arm off break and right-arm medium pace, though his medium pace bowler was his primary bowling style.[2] He was born at Colchester, Essex.

Dines made his first-class debut for Essex against Surrey in 1947. He made nineteen further first-class appearances, the last of which came against Cambridge University in 1949.[3] In his twenty first-class appearances for Essex, he scored 431 runs at an average of 18.73, with a high score of 69 not out.[4] This score, which was one of two fifties he made, came against Sussex in 1947.[5] After tasting instant success in his first County Championship match against Northamptonshire in 1947, in which he took the wickets of Harold Walker and Bill Barron in his second over of the match,[2] Dines later found wickets harder to come by. In total he took 15, which came at a bowling average of 65.33, with best figures of 3/35.[6]

He died at Gidea Park, Essex on 14 June 1992.


  1. ^ Death certificate
  2. ^ a b "Wisden - Obituaries in 1992". Wisden Cricketers' Almanack. ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 9 October 2011. 
  3. ^ "First-Class Matches played by Bill Dines". CricketArchive. Retrieved 9 October 2011. (Subscription required (help)). 
  4. ^ "First-class Batting and Fielding For Each Team by Bill Dines". CricketArchive. Retrieved 9 October 2011. (Subscription required (help)). 
  5. ^ "Essex v Sussex, 1947 County Championship". CricketArchive. Retrieved 9 October 2011. (Subscription required (help)). 
  6. ^ "First-class Bowling For Each Team by Bill Dines". CricketArchive. Retrieved 9 October 2011. (Subscription required (help)). 

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