Ten fun facts about William Gilbert Grace


Fact 1
He is considered by many historians to have been the greatest cricketer of all time.

Fact 2
Universally known as "W. G.", he played first-class cricket for a record-equaling 44 seasons, from 1865 to 1908.

Fact 3
He came from a cricketing family.


Fact 4
Right-handed as both batsman and bowler, Grace dominated the sport during his career.

Fact 5
His technical innovations and enormous influence left a lasting legacy.

Fact 6
An outstanding all-rounder, he excelled at all the essential skills of batting, bowling and fielding, but it is for his batting that he is most renowned.

Fact 7
He is held to have invented modern batsmanship.

Fact 8
Usually opening the innings, he was particularly admired for his mastery of all strokes, and his level of expertise was said by contemporary reviewers to be unique.

Fact 9
He generally captained the teams he played for at all levels because of his skill and tactical acumen.

Fact 10
Grace qualified as a medical practitioner in 1879.


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