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Mordecai Sherwin      

Full name Mordecai Sherwin

Born February 26, 1851, Greasley, Nottinghamshire

Died July 3, 1910, Nottingham (aged 59 years 127 days)

Major teams England, Nottinghamshire

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm fast

Fielding position Wicketkeeper

Other Umpire

Mordecai Sherwin
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 3 6 4 30 21* 15.00 0 0 1 0 5 2
First-class 328 454 147 2332 37 7.59 0 0 611 225
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 3 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 328 270 108 8 2/7 13.50 2.40 33.7 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut Australia v England at Sydney, Jan 28-31, 1887 scorecard
Last Test England v Australia at Lord's, Jul 16-17, 1888 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1876 - 1896
Umpiring statistics
Only Test England v Australia at Leeds, Jun 29-Jul 1, 1899 scorecard
Test matches 1
Test statistics
Profile

Mordecai Sherwin was a rolly-polly figure - weighing in at more than 17 stone - but despite his size was an agile, competent and strong wicketkeeper who stood up to the fastest bowling. He represented Nottinghamshire as a professional for 14 seasons, was on the Lord's staff for almost 25, and in the mid 1880s was widely acknowledged as the best professional keeper in the land. He toured Australia in 1886-87, making two Test appearances, and also played once at home, against Australia in 1888. After retiring he became an umpire, standing for five seasons (1896-1901) and once in a Test (at Headingley in 1899). He then became a landlord in Nottingham. Sherwin also kept goal for Notts County.
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Wisden Cricketer of the Year 1891

Country Fixtures Country Results
Durham v Warwickshire at Chester-le-Street - Aug 23-26
Durham 207 Warwickshire 315/7 (108 ov)
Glamorgan v Sussex at Cardiff - Aug 23-26
Glamorgan 252 & 71/1 (24 ov) Sussex 283
Gloucs v Kent at Bristol - Aug 23-26
Gloucs 221 Kent 388/4 (91.2 ov)
Leics v Essex at Leicester - Aug 23-26
Leics 238 Essex 418/9 (116.2 ov)
Somerset v Hampshire at Taunton - Aug 23-26
Hampshire 338 Somerset 257/5 (71.2 ov)
Surrey v Lancashire at The Oval - Aug 23-26
Lancashire 287 Surrey 421/7 (126.2 ov)
Worcs v Northants at Worcester - Aug 23-26
Northants 551 Worcs 183/2 (52 ov)
Yorkshire v Notts at Scarborough - Aug 23-26
Yorkshire 282 & 205/4 (63.4 ov) Notts 94
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