Questions

When was Wilfred Rhodes born? – 29 October 1877

What game did Wilfred Rhodes play? – Cricket

For which county and country did Wilfred Rhodes play cricket? – Yorkshire and England

When did Wilfred Rhodes make his debut? – 1899

At what age did Wilfred Rhodes retire from Test cricket? – 52

When did Wilfred Rhodes die? – 8 July 1973

When was Wilfred Rhodes inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame? – 9 August 2009

Interesting Facts

Wilfred Rhodes took 127 wickets and scored 2,325 runs in test cricket and became the first Englishman to complete the double of 1,000 runs and 100 wickets in Test matches. Rhodes is the only person to do the 1,000 run-100 wicket double in a County Championship season 16 times during his career.

Wilfred Rhodes holds the world records both for the most appearances made in first-class cricket (1,110 matches), and for the most wickets taken (4,204).

Wilfred Rhodes was given the honorary membership of the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) in 1949.

Wilfred Rhodes scored more than 30,000 runs, averaging 30 an innings and took 3,597 wickets at 16 runs each for Yorkshire.

Wilfred Rhodes amassed 2,000 runs, average 30, and took 127 wickets, at the cost of 26.96 apiece for England.

The distinction peculiar to Rhodes consists in his achievement — after gaining great fame as the leading bowler in the country for a dozen years or more — of developing his batting to such an extent that for a time in Test matches he regularly opened England’s innings in company with Hobbs.

Wilfred Rhodes holds the record for playing most number of First-Class matches in the history of cricket. He has played 1,110 First-Class matches in his career.

Wilfred Rhodes also holds the record for most First-Class wickets(4,204) to his name.

Rhodes has bowled most number of balls — 1,85,742 — in his First-Class career.

Rhodes has conceded most number of runs — 70,322 — in his First-Class career.

Only four people have scored over 30,000 runs and taken more than 2000 wickets in the history of First-Class cricket. Wilfred Rhodes is one of them. Other players are WG Grace, GH Hirst, and Woolley.

Rhodes is one of only three players in the history of the game to bat at all 11 positions. The other two players who hold this unique distinction are Syd Gregory and Vinoo Mankad.

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