ICC Hall of Fame

Wally Hammond
Inducted: 2009 | Career: 1927 - 1947


ENGUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

With 167 first-class centuries to his name, Wally Hammond also shone in the Test arena, scoring 7,249 runs at an average of 58.45. His 336* v New Zealand was, for five years, the highest individual score in Test cricket.

Player Bio

Wally Hammond’s career average of 58.45 after playing 85 Tests was simply a testament to the man’s greatness. Making his debut against South Africa in 1927, Hammond’s Test career spanned two decades, during which time he amassed 7,249 runs. Hammond had a brilliant conversion rate, as out of the 46 times he crossed the 50-run mark in Test cricket, he managed to convert 22 of them into centuries. Hammond’s bowling too was more than decent. He took 83 wickets, including 5/36 in an innings against South Africa in his debut match at Johannesburg in 1927.

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19 Jun 1903
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Date of debut:
24 Dec 1927