ICC Hall of Fame

William Grace
Inducted: 2009 | Career: 1880 - 1899


ENGUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

One of the most iconic names in cricket, WG Grace helped revolutionise batting and transformed cricket. He played 22 Tests for England, scoring 1,098 runs and notching up two centuries.

Player Bio

Born on July 18, 1848, Dr William Gilbert Grace was an amateur English cricketer who is regarded as one of the most important figures in the development of cricket as a mass sport. In his playing days, it is said, crowds thronged to the grounds mainly to watch Grace bat. Grace played first-class cricket for a record-equalling 44 seasons from 1865 to 1908, during which he captained England, Gloucestershire, Gentlemen, Marylebone Cricket Club, United South of England Eleven and several other teams.

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17 Jul 1873
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Date of debut:
6 Sep 1880