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John Guise      

Full name John Lindsay Guise

Born November 29, 1903, Calcutta (now Kolkata), Bengal, India

Died June 29, 1991, Eastbourne, Sussex (aged 87 years 212 days)

Major teams Europeans (India), Middlesex, Oxford University

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm medium

Relation Father - JD Guise, Brother - JLT Guise

John Lindsay Guise
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct St
First-class 94 156 12 3775 154* 26.21 4 15 53 0
Bowling averages
Mat Runs Wkts BBI Ave 5w 10
First-class 94 1771 63 4/19 28.11 0 0
Career statistics
First-class span 1922 - 1934
Profile

John Lindsay Guise, who died at Eastbourne on June 29, 1991, aged 87, added to the select few who have achieved fame through one big performance. In Guise's case it was his innings of 278 for Winchester against Eton on Agar's Plough in 1921, the largest score in a public schools match. Winchester had been bowled out for 57 in their first innings on a rain-affected pitch, and Eton, benefiting from the improving conditions, had taken a lead of 198. By the close of day, Guise, who had opened the batting, was 86 not out and the score 130 for 3; next day he took complete charge, farming the bowling "like a veteran" bofore being run out with the score 381. He had batted throughout the innings, had hit 45 fours, and given one possible chance. Eton, needing 184 to win, made light of their task, getting home by seven wickets.

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