ICC Hall of Fame

Harold Larwood
Inducted: 2009 | Career: 1926 - 1933


ENGUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

The name most synonymous with the infamous 'Bodyline' Ashes series, Harold Larwood took 78 Test wickets in 21 Tests, including best figures of 6/32.

Player Bio

Harold Larwood was considered the finest bowler of his generation for England. He was the main protagonist of "bodyline" bowling during the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) tour of Australia in 1932–33. The furore it caused brought a premature end to his international career. He made his Test debut in 1926, and picked up 78 wickets in 21 matches. In 1949, he was elected to the honorary membership of the MCC. At the age of 88, he was appointed a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in a delayed recognition of his cricket services to his country in 1993.

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14 Nov 1904
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Date of debut:
26 Jun 1926