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Frank Woolley

Personal information
Full name Frank Edward Woolley
Born (1887-05-27)27 May 1887
Tonbridge, Kent
Died 18 October 1978(1978-10-18) (aged 91)
Chester, Nova Scotia, Canada
Batting style Left-handed
Bowling style Left-arm medium
Slow left-arm orthodox
Role All-rounder
International information
National side


Test debut (cap 163) 9 August 1909 v Australia
Last Test 22 August 1934 v Australia
Domestic team information
Years Team
1906–1938 Kent
1909–1930 MCC
Career statistics
Competition Tests FC
Matches 64 978
Runs scored 3,283 58,959
Batting average 36.07 40.77
100s/50s 5/23 145/295
Top score 154 305*
Balls bowled 6,495 94,949
Wickets 83 2,066
Bowling average 33.91 19.87
5 wickets in innings 4 132
10 wickets in match 1 28
Best bowling 7/76 8/22
Catches/stumpings 64/– 1018/–

It is amazing how the public steadfastly refuse to attend the third day of a match when so often the last day produces the best and most exciting cricket.
Frank Woolley
I don't think I ever worked harder at any match during my career to get runs as I did then, nor did I ever have to face in one game such consistently fast bowlers as the Australian pair, Gregory and McDonald.
Frank Woolley
In the old days we were probably educated in cricket in a far more serious way than now.
Frank Woolley
I cannot let this opportunity pass without placing on record how much I have enjoyed my cricket with Kent.
Frank Woolley
It was never a policy of the Kent team that the pitch must be occupied all day after winning the toss.
Frank Woolley
Those were the great days when plenty of amateurs could spare time for cricket.
Frank Woolley
We always had to play the game and play for the team. It is a Kent tradition.
Frank Woolley
I was not depressed when they got me out. I have always taken my dismissals as part of the game.
Frank Woolley
Still, I believe it is only a passing phase and cricket will one day produce an abundance of great players.
Frank Woolley
Lots of times I was out through forcing the game.
Square cuts which ordinarily would have flashed to the boundary earned only two, and I believe that those two innings would have been worth 150 apiece in a county match.
Frank Woolley