Biography of W.G. Grace
W.G. Grace was a famous nineteenth century cricketer as well as being a qualified doctor.
When and Where was he Born?
18th July 1848. North Street, Downend, (Near Bristol) Gloucestershire, England.
William Gilbert Grace was one of five brothers of a surgeon.
Trained as a doctor.
Timeline of W.G. Grace:
Grace is considered to be the first truly great cricketer of modern times and eventually became a national hero.
1865: Maiden appearance in the Gentlemen versus Players match.
1869: Grace became a Member of the Marylebone Cricket Club.
1870: He began playing first class cricket for Gloucestershire.
1871: W.G. Grace scored 2,739 runs in the season.
1876: He scored 344 runs in one innings for the Marylebone Cricket Club.
1879: He took his medical degree and opened a Practice in Bristol but still continued to play cricket.
1880: Grace took part in the England side against Australia captained by Lord Harris.
1882: He played in the England side captained by A.N. Hornby.
1895: He achieved his 120 first Class centuries.
1899: Left Gloucestershire Cricket Club.
1908: Grace finished playing first class cricket at the age of 60 by which time he had scored 126 Centuries, a total of 54,896 runs, had taken 2,864 wickets and played in 22 Test Series.
1873 to Agnes Nicholls Day.
When and Where did he Die?
23rd October 1915. London, England.
Age at Death:
Site of Grave:
Beckenham Cemetery, Elmes End Road, Beckenham, Kent.
Places of Interest:
Lord’s Cricket Ground.