ICC Hall of Fame

Wilfred Hodes
Inducted: 2009 | Career: 1899 - 1930


ENGUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

An absolute giant of the game, Wilfred Rhodes holds the record for the most First-Class wickets, with a staggering 4,204 taken across a career spanning 32 years. 127 of those came in Tests, with his best figures of 8/68.

Player Bio

Born on October 29, 1877, Wilfred Rhodes’ Test career started in 1899 against Australia, at Nottingham and went on to span a phenomenal 31 years. During that period, he played 58 Test matches and scored 2,325 runs at an average of 30.19, including a highest score of 179. Additionally, he took 127 wickets at 26.96. He took 15 wickets for 124 runs, which are his career-best match figures, in the second Ashes Test at the Melbourne Cricket Ground in 1904, as England won the match by 185 runs.

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29 Oct 1877
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Date of debut:
1 Jun 1899