John Edrich      

Full name John Hugh Edrich

Born June 21, 1937, Blofield, Norfolk

Current age 77 years 123 days

Major teams England, Surrey

Batting style Left-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm medium

Relation Cousin - EH Edrich, Cousin - WJ Edrich, Cousin - GA Edrich, Cousin - BR Edrich

John Hugh Edrich
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 77 127 9 5138 310* 43.54 12 24 11 43 0
ODIs 7 6 0 223 90 37.16 325 68.61 0 2 13 1 0 0
First-class 564 979 104 39790 310* 45.47 103 188 310 0
List A 160 154 18 4792 108* 35.23 1 39 44 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 77 2 30 23 0 - - - 4.60 - 0 0 0
ODIs 7 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 564 91 53 0 - - - 3.49 - 0 0 0
List A 160 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
Test debut England v West Indies at Manchester, Jun 6-10, 1963 scorecard
Last Test England v West Indies at Manchester, Jul 8-13, 1976 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut Australia v England at Melbourne, Jan 5, 1971 scorecard
Last ODI New Zealand v England at Wellington, Mar 9, 1975 scorecard
ODI statistics
First-class span 1956-1978
List A span 1963-1978
Profile

Wisden overview
The youngest member of a prolific Norfolk cricket family, John Edrich was the sort of opening batsman every team-mate, and all selection panels, yearns for. A stocky left-hander of infinite discipline and courage, he knew his limitations and played to them unblinkingly, waiting for the right ball to put away. His main scoring areas were square on the off side, where he square-cut and punched either side of cover point with equal certainty, and through midwicket, where he was prolific. Years before batting helmets were even thought of, he was badly injured in 1965 when, following a sequence which brought him 1311 runs in nine innings, a triple-century against New Zealand, he ducked into a short ball from Peter Pollock, South Africa's fastest bowler of the 1960s. The ball seamed up the Lord's slope and hit Edrich on the forehead, knocking him cold. But as when Lillee broke two of his ribs at Sydney in 1974-75, it made no difference to Edrich's game at all: he just stayed in line and took whatever came his way. He was also a realist. On the rare occasions he was struggling for runs, he turned to Wisden to check how many runs he had made. "Twenty thousand, eh?" he would say to himself: "I can't be such a bad player after all!" John Thicknesse

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Apr 2, 2004

John Edrich

John Edrich

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Jul 26, 1975

The England XII against Australia, 2nd Test, Lord's, July 1975 Back: Bob Woolmer, Graham Gooch, Chris Old, Peter Lever, Dennis Amiss, David Steele, Barry Wood. Front: John Snow, Alan Knott, Tony Greig, John Edrich, Derek Underwood.

The England XII against Australia, 2nd Test, Lord's, July 1975

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Feb 24, 1975

Mike Denness and John Edrich tend to the prone Ewen Chatfield, New Zealand v England, 1st Test, Auckland, February 24, 1975

Mike Denness and John Edrich tend to the prone Ewen Chatfield

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Notes

Wisden Cricketer of the Year 1966

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