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Harold Larwood

Personal information
Full name Harold Larwood
Born (1904-11-14)14 November 1904
Nuncargate, Nottinghamshire, England
Died 22 July 1995(1995-07-22) (aged 90)
Randwick, New South Wales, Australia
Height 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Batting style Right-handed
Bowling style Right arm fast
International information
National side


Test debut (cap 225) 26 June 1926 v Australia
Last Test 28 February 1933 v Australia
Domestic team information
Years Team
1924–1938 Nottinghamshire
1936–1937 Europeans (India)
Career statistics
Competition Test First-class
Matches 21 361
Runs scored 485 7,290
Batting average 19.40 19.91
100s/50s 0/2 3/25
Top score 98 102 not out
Balls bowled 4,969 58,027
Wickets 78 1,427
Bowling average 28.35 17.51
5 wickets in innings 4 98
10 wickets in match 1 20
Best bowling 6/32 9/41
Catches/stumpings 15/– 234/–

Cricket was my reason for living.
In my first season I took 76 wickets at an average of less than 5 runs.
Down the mine I dreamed of cricket; I bowled imaginery balls in the dark; I sent the stumps spinning and heard them rattling in the tunnels. No mishap was going to stop me from bowling in the real game, especially this one.
Harold Larwood
I must have made a good impression because a club official to us into his office and asked me if I would sign on for a year with a view to becoming a professional.
Harold Larwood