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Walter Hammond, Glos, Eng (1920-1951) - The best English batsman of the 30s - excellent ink autograph

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One of the 4 best batsmen in the history of cricket - ink autograph laid down to album page

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One of the 4 best batsmen in the history of cricket - ink autograph laid down to album page

Full name Walter Reginald Hammond
Born 19 June 1903
Dover, Kent, England
Died 1 July 1965 (aged 62)
Kloof, Natal, South Africa
Batting style Right-handed
Bowling style Right arm fast-medium
Role Middle-order batsman
International information
National side England
Test debut (cap 227) 24 December 1927 v South Africa
Last Test 25 March 1947 v New Zealand
Domestic team information
Years Team
1920–46, 1951 Gloucestershire
Career statistics
Competition Test First-class
Matches 85 634
Runs scored 7,249 50,551
Batting average 58.45 56.10
100s/50s 22/24 167/185
Top score 336* 336*
Balls bowled 7,969 51,573
Wickets 83 732
Bowling average 37.80 30.58
5 wickets in innings 2 22
10 wickets in match 0 3
Best bowling 5/36 9/23
Catches/stumpings 110/– 820/3
Source: CricketArchive, 8 January 2009