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John Harry      

Full name John Harry

Born August 1, 1857, Ballarat, Victoria

Died October 27, 1919, Canterbury, Melbourne, Victoria (aged 62 years 87 days)

Major teams Australia, Marylebone Cricket Club, Victoria

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm offbreak

Fielding position Wicketkeeper

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 6s Ct St
Tests 1 2 0 8 6 4.00 0 0 0 1 0
First-class 32 60 3 1466 114 25.71 2 9 19 3
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 1 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 32 1422 618 26 4/15 23.76 2.60 54.6 0 0
Career statistics
Only Test Australia v England at Adelaide, Jan 11-15, 1895 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1883-1898
Profile

John Harry was a real utility player. A good right-hand batsman, a decent offspinner, a competent wicketkeeper and a brilliant specialist mid-off. He was on the verge of being picked to tour as a reserve wicketkeeper several times - in 1890 he was left out as he had only played a few games for East Melbourne - before he made his uneventful Test debut against England at Melbourne in 1984-95. He was picked for the 1896 England tour but then replaced - publicly because of a knee injury, privately because the team voted him out - and he sued the Australian Cricket Council, accepting an out-of-court settlement of £180. He made his own way to England where he joined the Lord's groundstaff, even though he was almost 40, but enjoyed little success. He played one-and-a-half more seasons for Victoria after returning. He was an interstate baseball player.
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Country Fixtures Country Results
1st unofficial Test: Australia A v India A at Brisbane
Jul 6-9, 2014
2nd unofficial Test: Australia A v India A at Brisbane
Jul 13-17, 2014
Australia A v India A at Darwin
Jul 20, 2014
NPS v Sth Africa A at Palmerston
Jul 20, 2014
Australia A v NPS at Darwin
Jul 22, 2014
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