William Woodward, thought to have been born in Radford in 1811, was a dependable batsman a reliable slip fielder and an occasional wicketkeeper. He is listed as playing in one game in 1829 on the Forest but his regular cricket came later.

From 1833 to May 1839, he played in most of the principal Old Club fixtues; in 1839 he played in Calais a single-wicket match v R James, also of Nottingham and this is Woodward's last recorded game.

Woodward is believed to have emigrated to North America in about 1860 and is recorded as dying in Ontario, Canada in 1862.

April 2020