William Sime

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William Sime
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Cricket information
BowlingSlow left-arm orthodox
Career statistics
Competition First-class
Matches 96
Runs scored 2,473
Batting average 20.43
100s/50s 1/12
Top score 176*
Balls bowled 5,124
Wickets 49
Bowling average 46.93
5 wickets in innings 0
10 wickets in match 0
Best bowling 4/51
Catches/stumpings 55/–
Source: CricInfo, 12 March 2019

William Arnold Sime CMG MBE QC (8 February 1909, Wepener, Orange River Colony, South Africa; died 5 May 1983, Wymeswold, Leicestershire, England) was a South African-born English barrister and judge who also played first-class cricket. Educated at Bedford School and at Balliol College, Oxford, he was a right-hand batsman and slow left-arm orthodox bowler.[1]

He played first-class matches for the Minor Counties between 1929 and 1934, and Oxford University in 1931. He then joined Nottinghamshire in 1935 and stayed with them until 1950, captaining the club in his final three years.[2]

He was Recorder of Grantham and was appointed a Circuit Judge in 1972.[3]


  1. ^ "Trent Bridge - History". Retrieved 5 October 2014.
  2. ^ "The Home of CricketArchive". Retrieved 5 October 2014.
  3. ^ Wisden 1984, p. 1209.

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
George Heane
Nottinghamshire County cricket captain
Succeeded by
Reg Simpson