Born in Bristol, Grace scored more than 54 thousand runs in first-class cricket and became the first cricketer to achieve this record. He also scored triple centuries twice. Not only this, he became the first first-class cricketer to score 2000 runs in a season. He achieved this feat in the year 1871 when he scored a total of 2739 runs in a season. He became the first player to score 100 centuries in first-class cricket. He was also the first English player to score the first Test century in England and a century on debut.
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Grace also captained England in the last 13 of his 22 Test matches. He scored 400 runs for United South against Grimsby, the day his second child was born. He died of a heart attack in 1915 during an air trip to Kent. Apart from his son CB Grace, brothers EM Grace and GF Grace, even nephews made a mark in cricket.
WG Grace scored more than 54 thousand runs in his first class career. ()
He played 22 Test matches in his career and scored 1098 runs at an average of 32.29 including two centuries and five half-centuries. Apart from this, he also took 9 wickets. In his first-class career, he played 870 matches and scored a total of 54211 runs, including 124 centuries and 251 half-centuries. He also took a total of 2809 wickets in this format.
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