Billy Slade

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Billy Slade
Personal information
Full name William Douglas Slade
Born (1941-09-27) 27 September 1941 (age 75)
Briton Ferry, Glamorgan, Wales
Batting style Right-handed
Bowling style Right-arm medium
International information
National side
Domestic team information
Years Team
1961–1967 Glamorgan
Career statistics
Competition First-class List A
Matches 67 4
Runs scored 1,482 52
Batting average 14.11 13.00
100s/50s –/3 –/–
Top score 73* 28
Balls bowled 3,027 54
Wickets 32
Bowling average 46.65
5 wickets in innings
10 wickets in match
Best bowling 4/144
Catches/stumpings 100/– 2/–
Source: Cricinfo, 26 October 2012

William Douglas Slade (born 27 September 1941) is a former Welsh cricketer. Slade was a right-handed batsman who bowled right-arm medium pace. He was born at Briton Ferry, Glamorgan.

First-class career[edit]

Slade made his first-class debut for Glamorgan in the 1961 County Championship against Hampshire at St. Helen's, Swansea. In his first season, he made a further thirteen first-class appearances,[1] scoring 370 runs at an average of 17.61,[2] while recording his maiden half century against Leicestershire.[3] However, in the following season he made just six first-class appearances, with Slade struggling to break into Glamorgan's first eleven over the following three seasons, making eight first-class appearances in 1963, seven in 1964 and eight in 1965.[1] It was in 1963 that he made his List A debut against Somerset in the first-round of the Gillette Cup. Glamorgan progressed to the quarter-finals of the tournament, with Slade playing in Glamorgan's quarter-final defeat to Worcestershire.[4]

In 1966, Slade appeared in fourteen first-class matches, twelve of which came in that seasons County Championship.[1] He scored a total of 338 runs in this season, at a low average of 13.52, as well as passing fifty just once against Sussex.[2][5] He also made a single List A appearance in the 1966 Gillette Cup in a second-round defeat by Warwickshire.[4] The 1967 season was to be his last in first-class cricket, with Slade making ten appearances, the last of which came against Middlesex.[1] In his final season, he scored a total of 273 runs at an average of 15.16, with a high score of 42.[2] He also made a single List A appearance in a 1967 Gillette Cup second-round defeat to Hampshire at the United Services Recreation Ground, Portsmouth.[4] Throughout his time at Glamorgan, Slade had been unable to command a regular place in Glamorgan's starting eleven. He played a total of 67 first-class matches for the county,[1] scoring 1,482 runs at an average of 14.11,[6] with a high score of 73 not out against Derbyshire in 1963.[7] He was also a strong fielder, particularly close to the wicket. In 67 matches, he took 100 catches.[6] Slade was also occasionally utilised as a bowler, taking 32 wickets at a bowling average of 46.65, with best figures of 4/144.[8] He also played in four List A matches,[4] scoring 52 runs at an average of 13.00, with a high score of 28.[9]

International career[edit]

He later captained Wales in the 1979 ICC Trophy, captaining the team in three matches against the Netherlands, Israel and the United States.[10] Wales failed to progress from their group in the tournament, therefore missing out on qualification for the 1979 World Cup. He also coached cricket at Marlborough College.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "First-Class Matches played by Billy Slade". CricketArchive. Retrieved 27 October 2012. (Subscription required (help)). 
  2. ^ a b c "First-class Batting and Fielding in Each Season by Billy Slade". CricketArchive. Retrieved 27 October 2012. (Subscription required (help)). 
  3. ^ "Glamorgan v Leicestershire, 1961 County Championship". CricketArchive. Retrieved 27 October 2012. (Subscription required (help)). 
  4. ^ a b c d "List A Matches played by Billy Slade". CricketArchive. Retrieved 27 October 2012. (Subscription required (help)). 
  5. ^ "Glamorgan v Sussex, 1966 County Championship". CricketArchive. Retrieved 27 October 2012. (Subscription required (help)). 
  6. ^ a b "First-class Batting and Fielding For Each Team by Billy Slade". CricketArchive. Retrieved 27 October 2012. (Subscription required (help)). 
  7. ^ "Glamorgan v Derbyshire, 1963 County Championship". CricketArchive. Retrieved 27 October 2012. (Subscription required (help)). 
  8. ^ "First-class Bowling For Each Team by Billy Slade". CricketArchive. Retrieved 27 October 2012. (Subscription required (help)). 
  9. ^ "List A Batting and Fielding For Each Team by Billy Slade". CricketArchive. Retrieved 27 October 2012. (Subscription required (help)). 
  10. ^ "ICC Trophy Matches played by Billy Slade". CricketArchive. Retrieved 27 October 2012. (Subscription required (help)). 

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