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Johnny Johnston      

Full name John Johnston

Born February 15, 1953, Chesterfield, Derbyshire

Died June 2, 2008, Stockton (aged 55 years 108 days)

Major teams Durham

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm medium-fast

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct St
List A 8 5 4 8 8* 8.00 0 0 0 0
Bowling averages
Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
List A 8 559 277 7 2/31 2/31 39.57 2.97 79.8 0 0 0
Career statistics
List A span 1977 - 1989
Profile

Johnny Johnstone, who played his club cricket for Hartlepool and Darlington, was an opening bowler for Durham for more than a decade and a half, retiring shortly before the county gained first-class status in 1992. In a 14-year county career he took 252 wickets at 22.06 with a best of 6 for 45 against Cambridgeshire in 1989. He was a genuine No. 11 batsman with a highest score of 18. "He'd try to stop there if you wanted him to, but I don't think you'd ever call John a stroke maker," recalled county scorer Brian Hunt. "Johnny was the perfect gentleman, always a smile on his face, really enhanced league cricket, too."
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Country Fixtures Country Results
Durham v Hampshire at Chester-le-Street - Sep 1-3
Hampshire won by 7 wickets
Essex v Northants at Chelmsford - Sep 1-4
Essex 360 & 55/1 (24.1 ov) Northants 275
Kent v Lancashire at Canterbury - Sep 1-4
Kent 570/8d Lancashire 259 & 47/2 (15.4 ov) (f/o)
Leics v Gloucs at Leicester - Sep 1-4
Leics 415 Gloucs 249/8 (86.4 ov)
Surrey v Derbyshire at The Oval - Sep 1-4
Derbyshire 313 Surrey 560 (158.3 ov)
Warwickshire v Middlesex at Birmingham - Sep 1-4
Middlesex 207 Warwickshire 224/8 (82 ov)
Worcs v Sussex at Worcester - Sep 1-4
Worcs 210 & 59/3 (26 ov) Sussex 510/5d
Yorkshire v Somerset at Leeds - Sep 1-3
Yorkshire won by an innings and 126 runs
1st ODI: England v Australia at Southampton - Sep 3
Australia won by 59 runs
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