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Bill Woodfull :24-January-2012
Bill Woodfull :24-January-2012

Photographs supplied by Graeme Saunders

The gate in the Great Southern Stand at the Melbourne Cricket Ground was dedicated as the Bill Woodfull Gate to commemorate Bill Woodfull, the Australian Test cricketer who captained the Australian Test Team during the infamous Australia v England “Bodyline” series in 1932 - 1933.

 

Location

Address:Brunton Avenue, Melbourne Cricket Ground, East Melbourne, 3002
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.820646
Long: 144.982155
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Gate
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Sport

Dedication

Approx. Monument Dedication Date:1992
Front Inscription

THE BILL WOODFULL GATE

Between 1922 And 1934,
Opening Batsman W. M. (Bill) Woodfull
Compiled 13,392 First-Class Runs (49 Centuries), 
Averaging 65 Per Innings.  
A Most Dependable Player, "Woody" Was Revered For
His Courageous Leadership And Gentlemanly Demeanour.
He Was The Only Australian Captain
To Regain The Ashes Twice In England (1930 & 1934)

Source: MA
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