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Maurice Fitzroy      

Full name John Maurice Fitzroy

Born March 20, 1897, Chelsea, London

Died May 7, 1976, Nuneaton, Warwickshire (aged 79 years 48 days)

Major teams Northamptonshire

Also known as changed name to John Maurice Fitzroy-Newdegate in 1936

Batting style Right-hand bat

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 Ct St
First-class 56 101 6 1373 50 14.45 0 47 0
Bowling averages
Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI Ave Econ SR 5w 10
First-class 56 143 82 6 4/14 13.66 3.44 23.8 0 0
Career statistics
First-class span 1925 - 1927
Profile

In the years immediately following the First World War the fortunes of Northamptonshire suffered through lack of a captain who could devote his full time to the game. In 1925, therefore, the committee made a bold move in appointing as captain J. M. Fitzroy, a recently retired naval officer qualified by birth and residence for the county but with no previous experience of first-class cricket. The move proved fully justified and with nine victories in the County Championship that year the club had its most successful season since the war.

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Country Fixtures Country Results
Kent v Leics at Canterbury - May 29-Jun 1
Leics 341 Kent 117/2 (44 ov)
Middlesex v Hampshire at Northwood - May 29-Jun 1
Middlesex 467/3d Hampshire 131 & 100/4 (37 ov) (f/o)
Worcs v Gloucs at Worcester - May 29-Jun 1
Worcs 439 & 151/5 (38.2 ov) Gloucs 364/6d
Yorkshire v Lancashire at Leeds - May 29-Jun 1
Yorkshire 308 & 236 Lancashire 196 & 41/1 (23.2 ov, target 349)
North Group: Durham v Notts at Chester-le-Street
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South Group: Glamorgan v Essex at Cardiff
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South Group: Sussex v Somerset at Hove
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