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The Hon. John Coventry      

Full name John Bonynge Coventry

Born January 9, 1903, Westminster, London

Died July 4, 1969, Pirton Court, Worcestershire (aged 66 years 176 days)

Major teams Worcestershire

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Slow left-arm orthodox

Education Eton College; Oxford University

Relation Uncle - Hon.CJ Coventry, Uncle - HT Coventry

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct St
First-class 75 133 13 1774 86 14.78 0 5 28 0
Bowling averages
Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI Ave Econ SR 5w 10
First-class 75 1154 733 16 2/18 45.81 3.81 72.1 0 0
Career statistics
First-class span 1919 - 1935
Profile

The Hon John Coventry was in the Eton XI in 1920 and 1921, in the latter year scoring 23 runs and taking with slow left-arm bowling seven Harrow wickets for 88 runs. Though he did not get a Blue at Oxford, he played for Worcestershire from 1925 to 1935. He took over the county captaincy midway through the 1929 season, when Major M. F. S. Jewell resigned through ill health, and continued in 1930. His highest innings was 75 against Leicestershire at Kidderminster in 1929. A partner in Tattersalls, the race-horse auctioneers, Coventry was Mayor of Worcester in 1929 and 1930. He served with the Grenadier Guards during the Second World War.
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack

Country Fixtures Country Results
Group A: Yorkshire v Leics at Leeds - Aug 3
Yorkshire won by 31 runs
Group A: Northants v Somerset at Northampton - Aug 3
Somerset 247/8 Northants 58/1 (13/50 ov)
Group B: Sussex v Middlesex at Hove - Aug 3
Middlesex 367/6 Sussex 14/0 (1.5/47 ov, target 351)
Group B: Warwickshire v Glamorgan at Birmingham - Aug 3
Glamorgan 179 Warwickshire 67/1 (18.2/50 ov)
Group A: Gloucs v Durham at Bristol
Aug 4, 2015 (10:30 local | 09:30 GMT | 05:30 EDT | 04:30 CDT | 02:30 PDT)
Group B: Lancashire v Notts at Liverpool
Aug 4, 2015 (10:30 local | 09:30 GMT | 05:30 EDT | 04:30 CDT | 02:30 PDT)
Only Youth Test: England U19 v Aust U19 at Chester-le-Street
Aug 4-7, 2015 (11:00 local | 10:00 GMT | 06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT)
Kent v Northants at Canterbury
Aug 4-7, 2015 (11:00 local | 10:00 GMT | 06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT)
Group A: Derbyshire v Leics at Derby
Aug 4, 2015 (14:00 local | 13:00 GMT | 09:00 EDT | 08:00 CDT | 06:00 PDT)
Group B: Hampshire v Essex at Southampton
Aug 4, 2015 (14:00 local | 13:00 GMT | 09:00 EDT | 08:00 CDT | 06:00 PDT)
Group A: Surrey v Worcs at The Oval
Aug 4, 2015 (14:00 local | 13:00 GMT | 09:00 EDT | 08:00 CDT | 06:00 PDT)
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