W. G. Grace

Cricketer W. G. Grace Full Name: W. G. Grace [William Gilbert "W. G." Grace]
Nationality:

England
English

Profession: Cricketer
Why Famous: Regarded as one of the greatest-ever players of cricket, Grace was instrumental in developing the game. He was the dominant cricket figure in his lifetime and left a lasting technical legacy.

Born: July 18, 1848
Birthplace: Downend near Bristol, England, United Kingdom
Star Sign: Cancer

Died: October 23, 1915 (aged 67)
Cause of Death: Heart attack

Historical Events in the Life of W. G. Grace

  • 1865-06-22 1st class cricket debut of Dr W. G. Grace
  • 1880-09-06 W. G. Grace scores 152 in debut Test Cricket innings, v Aust The Oval
  • 1886-08-12 W. G. Grace made his highest Test Cricket score, v Aust, The Oval
  • 1895-05-17 W. G. Grace completes his 100th 100 v Somerset at Bristol
  • 1895-05-30 W. G. Grace scores his 1,000th Cricket run of the season after 22 days
  • 1899-06-01 Cricket test debut of Wilfred Rhodes and Victor Trumper in W. G. Grace's last test
  • 1899-06-03 W. G. Grace's last day of Test cricket aged 50 yrs 320 days
  • 1914-07-25 Last day of club cricket for W. G. Grace at age 66: he made 69 runs

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