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John Greenstock      

Full name John Wilfrid Greenstock

Born May 15, 1905, Great Malvern, Worcestershire

Died February 6, 1992, Gloucester (aged 86 years 267 days)

Major teams Oxford University, Worcestershire

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Slow left-arm orthodox

Education Malvern College; Oxford University

Relation Father - W Greenstock, Uncle - HK Foster, Uncle - WL Foster, Uncle - RE Foster, Uncle - BS Foster, Uncle - GN Foster, Uncle - MK Foster, Uncle - NJA Foster, Cousin - CK Foster

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct St
First-class 46 68 14 507 43 9.38 0 0 31 0
Bowling averages
Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI Ave Econ SR 5w 10
First-class 46 7179 3662 139 5/36 26.34 3.06 51.6 4 0
Career statistics
First-class span 1924 - 1929
Profile

John Greenstock, who died in hospital on February 2, 1992, aged 86, was an orthodox slow left-arm bowler who, without doing anything exceptional at Malvern, nevertheless went on to win a Blue at Oxford in 1925, 1926 and 1927. He also played 13 matches for Worcestershire, his father's county. He began with the reputation of being a fine fielder, and soon began to show a slow bowler's temperament by working patiently for his wickets. He was no great spinner of the ball, but was accurate and could flight it subtly. His best figures were five for 36 against The Army at Oxford in 1926. That same year at Lord's he frustrated Cambridge with five for 77 when they were trying to force the pace in the second innings. Greenstock took 139 wickets (113 for the University) at 26.34 and made 507 runs for an average of 9.38.
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Country Fixtures Country Results
North Group: Derbyshire v Northants at Derby - Apr 30
Northants 307/7 Derbyshire 188/1 (31.2/50 ov, target 308)
South Group: Essex v Hampshire at Chelmsford - Apr 30
Essex 304/7 Hampshire 175/3 (31.4/50 ov, target 305)
South Group: Glamorgan v Surrey at Cardiff - Apr 30
Glamorgan 239 Surrey 36/1 (6/29 ov, target 182)
North Group: Leics v Worcs at Leicester - Apr 30
Worcs 361/8 Leics 203/5 (29.1/50 ov, target 362)
South Group: Middlesex v Gloucs at Lord's - Apr 30
Middlesex 256/9 Gloucs 130/5 (34.5/50 ov, target 257)
South Group: Sussex v Somerset at Hove - Apr 30
Somerset 303/5 Sussex 23/1 (2.3/25 ov, target 198)
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