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Thomas Wills

Full name:Thomas Wentworth Wills
Born:19th August 1835, Molonglo Plains, New South Wales, Australia
Died:2nd May 1880, Heidelberg, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Batting:Right-hand batsman
Bowling:underarm Right-arm slow
Education:Scotch College, Melbourne; Rugby; Cambridge University
Other Sports:Rugby Union for Cambridge University; Australia Rules Football
Biography:Credited as one of the founders of Australian Rules Football. Delusional from induced alcohol withdrawal, Wills escaped from the Royal Melbourne Hospital on 1 May 1880, returned home and the next day stabbed himself to death with a pair of scissors in his Heidelberg home.
Relations:Cousin: TW Antill
Teams:Marylebone Cricket Club (Main FC: 1855-1856); Kent (Main FC: 1855-1856); Cambridge University (Main FC: 1856); Victoria (Main FC: 1856/57-1875/76); Gentlemen of Kent (Other FC: 1854); Gentlemen of Kent and Surrey (Other FC: 1855); Kent and Sussex (Other FC: 1856); Gentlemen of Kent and Sussex (Other FC: 1856); G Anderson's XI (Other FC: 1863/64); All teams
Lists of matches and more detailed statistics

First-Class Career Batting and Fielding (1854-1875/76)
MINORunsHSAve10050Ct
Overall325786025812.28 0120
First-Class Career Bowling (1854-1875/76)
BallsMdnsRunsWktsBBAve5wI10wMSRateEcon
Overall373136312211307-4410.09 15332.44 1.94

 

 

 

 

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