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Larwood

(ˈlɑːwʊd)
n
(Biography) Harold. 1904–95, English cricketer. An outstanding fast bowler, he played 21 times for England between 1926 and 1933
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12 Total (77.4 overs)303-9 Fall of wickets: 1-26, 2-171, 3-182, 4-194, 5-194, 6-219, 7-239, 8-248, 9-293 Bowling: Murtagh 18-3-52-1; Adair 20-7-66-3; Rankin 17-1-86-2; Thompson 12.4-0-44-2; McBrine 10-1-47-0 Top scores by England nightwatchmen Alex Tudor v New Zealand, 1999..*99 Harold Larwood v Australia, 1933.98 Eddie Hemmings v Australia, 1983..95 Jack Russell v Sri Lanka, 1988.94 Jack Leach v Ireland, 2019..
Over the course of Ashes history, only England's few real speedsters have taken wickets in large, cheap quantities in Australia: Harold Larwood on his Bodyline tour, Frank Tyson when he enabled Len Hutton to regain the Ashes in 1954-55, and John Snow when he did the same for Ray Illingworth in 1970-71.
More than 80 years ago, the Bodyline series was an infamous edition of the Ashes series in Australian when England pacers Harold Larwood and Bill Voce secured a series win for the tourists with a sustained attack of short-pitched bowling to a strong leg-side field, which ultimately led to a change in the laws of the game.
Harold Larwood, George Best, Robin Friday - even the great WG Grace - would not share a peg in any Strauss dressing room.
Harold Larwood - the principal protagonist in Bodyline along with his main Aussie target Don Bradman - would have been besieged by batteries of TV crews and hyperventilating pressmen, desperate for quotes from the man who almost caused Australia to call off diplomatic relations with the mother country.
In the infamous Bodyline Series in 193233, the Australian wicketkeeper Bert Oldfield had his skull fractured when he was hit by a ball from English fast bowler Harold Larwood.
ON THIS DAY 1995: Harold Larwood died in Australia, aged 90.
Harold Larwood, Live Theatre, Newcastle THIS was the first in the Live Screenplays season featuring a handful of film scripts by Billy Elliot writer Lee Hall which haven't actually yet made it to the screen.
In which sport was Harold Larwood a noted performer for England?
Of the many recognisable names included is Harold Larwood, who became England's main strike force in the Ashes series of 1932 and 1933.
1932/33: England's 'Bodyline' tour of Australia sees skipper Douglas Jardine instruct fast bowlers Harold Larwood and Bill Voce to bowl at the batsmen's bodies to a packed legside field in a bid to curb Bradman's phenomenal run-scoring.
There is a precedent for this kind of post-Ashes image change: England's Harold Larwood, whose demonic bowling in the Bodyline series caused a diplomatic incident, emigrated to Australia in 1950 and became a much-loved figure in the country whose batsmen he had tormented.