WG GRACE FATHER OF CRICKET

WG GRACE FATHER OF CRICKET

WILLIAM GILBERT GRACE WG Grace,(18 July 1848–23 October 1915) was an English amateur cricketer who was prominent in the development of the sport and is widely regarded one of its greatest-ever players. William Gilbert WG Grace was ‘born in the atmosphere of cricket’. He spent almost every possible minute of his life playing cricket (or telling people about how he played cricket and how to play cricket genuinely). A clean- shaven, fifteen-year-old William Gilbert Grace first notified the game of his skill with a series of big scores–his batting would revolutionise the way cricket was played, and his personality the way it was organised and promoted.

As a batsman, no cricketer before him had ever spent as much time quietly working on his game, perfecting the technique and inventing batting. So Grace made something so natural to modern cricketers and so alien at the time. He moved according to where the ball was pitched. If he needed to move forward, he would. If he needed to move back, he would.

WG Grace made his Test debut at the age of 32 at The Oval in 1880 and rapidly became the second batsman (after Charles Bannerman) to score a Test hundred on debut. He also scored 120 runs for the second wicket stand with Bunny Lucas, which was the first hundred-run partnership in the history of the cricket sport.

In Grace’s age, however, Test cricket was not so well established as the pinnacle of the game therefore he could played for England in 22 Tests through the 1880s and 1890s, all of them against Australia in which he made total 1098 runs. Making 1098 runs in just 22 test matches expresses his glory how awesome batsmen he was. According to cricket historian Harry Altham, he was ‘thenceforward the biggest name in cricket and the main spectator attraction’.

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WILLIAM GILBERT GRACE WG Grace,(18 July 1848–23 October 1915) was an English amateur cricketer who was prominent in the development of the sport and is widely regarded one of its greatest-ever players. William Gilbert WG Grace was ‘born in the atmosphere of cricket’. He spent almost every possible minute of his life playing cricket (or telling people about how he played cricket and how to play cricket genuinely).
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