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William Anderson

Full name: William Wallace Anderson
Gender: Male
Born: June 27, 1859 in Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh, Great Britain
Died: April 26, 1923 in Le Houlme, Seine-Maritime, France
Affiliations: Union Club/Standard Athletic Club
Country: GBR Great Britain
Sport: Cricket

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)


Despite being born in Scotland, William Anderson lived in Paris, where he worked as an agent. He played football for one of Paris’s top teams of the day, White Rovers FC, and played for Union des Sociétés Français de Sports Athletiques in the 1900 Olympic match. Although his side was heavily-beaten, the 41-year-old Anderson made his mark. He opened the bowling with [William Attrill] and proceeded to take four Great Britain wickets in the first innings, and his eight runs was the highest individual score in his team’s second innings total of just 26. Anderson’s son, also William Wallace Anderson, was killed in action in 1916, shortly after his 19th birthday.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1900 Summer 40 Paris Cricket Men's Cricket Union des Sociétés Français de Sports Athletiques GBR 2 Silver
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