William Woolhouse

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William Woolhouse
Personal information
Full name William Henry Woolhouse
Born 21 January 1791
Sheffield, Yorkshire, England
Died 14 July 1837(1837-07-14) (aged 46)
London, England
Batting style Left-handed
Bowling style Left-arm roundarm (unknown style)
Domestic team information
Years Team
1833–1834 Yorkshire
Career statistics
Competition First-class
Matches 17
Runs scored 440
Batting average 14.19
100s/50s –/1
Top score 51
Balls bowled
Wickets
Bowling average
5 wickets in innings
10 wickets in match
Best bowling
Catches/stumpings 18/–
Source: Cricinfo, 16 June 2013

William Henry Woolhouse (21 January 1791 – 14 July 1837) was an English cricketer active in the 1820s and 1830s, making seventeen appearances in first-class cricket. Born at Sheffield, Yorkshire, Woolhouse was a left-handed batsman and left-arm roundarm bowler, who played for several first-class cricket teams. He was most notable as a founding member of The Wednesday Cricket Club, which organised early county matches in Yorkshire, and along with his father-in-law George Steer he was also behind the establishment of both the Darnall Old Ground and Darnall New Ground.

Career[edit]

In 1822, Woolhouse, along with William Stratford, John Southren, Tom Lindley, George Dawson, and George Hardisty, founded The Wednesday Cricket Club.[1] In 1822, along with his father-in-law, Woolhouse was behind the construction of the Darnall Old Ground, as well as the Darnall New Ground.[1] Woolhouse later made his debut in first-class cricket for a combined Sheffield and Leicester team against Nottingham in 1826, while the following season he made two first-class appearances for Shffield against Nottingham.[2] He made several first-class appearances in 1828, playing for England against The Bs at Lord's, as well as playing for a Left Handed team in the Left-Handed v Right-Handed fixture. He also made two first-class appearances for Sheffield against Nottingham, and played for a combined Yorkshire-Nottinghamshire-Leicestershire against England.[2] Following two first-class appearances for Sheffield in 1829, Woolhouse made a single appearance for the team in 1830, 1831, and 1832.[2] In 1833, Woolhouse made a second first-class appearance for the Left-Handed team, this time against the Marylebone Cricket Club, before appearing in Yorkshire's inaugural first-class match in September against Norfolk at the Hyde Park Ground, Sheffield.[2] He made two further first-class appearances, both for Yorkshire against Norfolk in 1834.[2]

Playing seventeen first-class matches, Woolhouse scored a total of 440 runs at an average of 14.19, with a high score of 51.[3] Playing nine of his seventeen matches for Sheffield, Woolhouse scored 259 runs for the team, averaging 16.18 and making his highest score for the team.[4]

He died in London on 14 July 1837.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "The Wednesday Cricket Club". Retrieved 16 June 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c d e "First-Class Matches played by William Woolhouse". CricketArchive. Retrieved 16 June 2013. 
  3. ^ "Player profile: William Woolhouse". CricketArchive. Retrieved 16 June 2013. 
  4. ^ "First-class Batting and Fielding For Each Team by William Woolhouse". CricketArchive. Retrieved 16 June 2013. 

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