Frank Woolley — English Athlete born on May 27, 1887, died on October 18, 1978

Frank Edward Woolley was an English cricketer, one of the finest all-rounders the game has seen. In a career lasting more than thirty years, he scored more first-class runs than anyone but Sir Jack Hobbs, and took over 2,000 wickets at an average of under 20. He is also the only non-wicket-keeper to have held more than 1,000 catches. His batting was remarkable both for his well documented elegance and his rapidity of scoring... (wikipedia)

I cannot let this opportunity pass without placing on record how much I have enjoyed my cricket with Kent.
Those were the great days when plenty of amateurs could spare time for cricket.
I don't think I ever worked harder at any match during my career to get runs as I did then, nor did I ever have to face in one game such consistently fast bowlers as the Australian pair, Gregory and McDonald.
Still, I believe it is only a passing phase and cricket will one day produce an abundance of great players.
In the old days we were probably educated in cricket in a far more serious way than now.

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