Charlie Hallows

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Charlie Hallows
Cricket information
Batting Left-handed
Bowling Slow left-arm orthodox
International information
National side
Career statistics
Competition Tests First-class
Matches 2 383
Runs scored 42 20926
Batting average 42.00 40.24
100s/50s -/- 55/94
Top score 26 233*
Balls bowled 1583
Wickets 19
Bowling average 39.47
5 wickets in innings
10 wickets in match
Best bowling 3/28
Catches/stumpings -/- 142/-
Source: Cricinfo

Charles Hallows (4 April 1895 in Little Lever, near Bolton, Lancashire – 10 November 1972 in Bolton, Lancashire) was a first-class cricketer who played for Lancashire and England.

A tall left-handed opening batsman, Hallows provided the attacking flair in the successful Lancashire side in the 1920s. In the County Championship-winning years of 1927 and 1928, he was among the top half-dozen batsmen in England and his career average was more than 40 runs per innings. Yet he played only twice for England, once in 1921 and then again once in the inaugural Tests against the West Indies in 1928, scoring 42 runs in all and being dismissed only once. He was also a fine fieldsman with a superb throw.[1]

In 1928, Hallows scored more than 1,000 runs in the month of May, a feat previously achieved only by W. G. Grace and Wally Hammond and never since.[2] He needed 232 runs to complete 1,000 in his last innings in May. He made that score and was out the next ball. But within four years, he had drifted out of the Lancashire team at the age of 37, taking up a series of professional appointments with league cricket clubs in England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales.[1]

He coached at Merchant Taylors' Boys' School, Crosby, Belvedere College, Dublin, and Kimberley High School in South Africa, before being appointed coach at Worcestershire in 1957.[3] He later took up the same role at Lancashire, retiring at the age of 74 in 1969.

He was a Wisden Cricketer of the Year in 1928.

References

  1. ^ a b Wisden 1973, pp. 1007–9.
  2. ^ Eight cricketers – W. G. Grace in 1895, Tom Hayward in 1900, Wally Hammond in 1927, Hallows in 1928, Don Bradman in 1930 and 1938, Bill Edrich in 1938, Glenn Turner in 1973 and Graeme Hick in 1988 – scored 1,000 before the end of May, but all except these three scored some of their runs in April.
  3. ^ "Worcestershire's new coach", The Cricketer, 27 April 1957, p. 101.

External links

  • Charlie Hallows at ESPNcricinfo
  • Charlie Hallows at CricketArchive
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