Bernard Bosanquet (1877–1936) was an English cricketer best known for
inventing the googly, a delivery designed to deceive the batsman. He
played first-class cricket for Middlesex County Cricket Club and
appeared in seven Test matches for England as an all-rounder. While
playing a tabletop game, Bosanquet devised a new technique for
delivering a ball, later named the "googly", which he practised while
attending Oriel College, Oxford. He first used it in cricket matches
around 1900, but it was not until 1903, when he had a successful season
as a bowler, that his new delivery began to attract attention. He was
selected in 1903–04 to tour Australia with England and made his Test
debut. Although his batting was unsuccessful, he performed well as a
bowler and troubled all the opposing batsmen. His career with the ball
peaked when he bowled England to victory in the first Test against
Australia in 1905, but he remained an inconsistent performer. In
subsequent years, he bowled infrequently and played little first-class
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