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John Morris      

Full name John Edward Morris

Born April 1, 1964, Crewe, Cheshire

Current age 50 years 150 days

Major teams England, Derbyshire, Durham, Griqualand West, Nottinghamshire

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm medium

John Edward Morris
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 3 5 2 71 32 23.66 178 39.88 0 0 6 0 3 0
ODIs 8 8 1 167 63* 23.85 225 74.22 0 1 18 0 2 0
First-class 362 612 35 21539 229 37.32 52 104 156 0
List A 349 331 22 8362 145 27.06 10 40 83 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 3 - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 8 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 362 1034 958 8 1/6 119.75 5.55 129.2 0 0
List A 349 81 66 1 1/44 1/44 66.00 4.88 81.0 0 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut England v India at Lord's, Jul 26-31, 1990 scorecard
Last Test England v India at The Oval, Aug 23-28, 1990 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut England v New Zealand at Adelaide, Dec 1, 1990 scorecard
Last ODI Australia v England at Melbourne, Jan 10, 1991 scorecard
ODI statistics
First-class span 1982-2001
List A span 1982-2001
Profile

John Morris, a stylish middle-order batsman, certainly had the talent to forge a successful international career, but he never quite made it. After impressing on the county scene with Derbyshire, he made his Test debut against India at Lord's in 1990. England won handsomely, but Morris played little part in a match which will always be remembered for Graham Gooch's 333. In another high-scoring affair in the second Test, at Old Trafford, Morris was forced to retire hurt in the second innings. Although he made a reasonable 32 in the third Test at The Oval, he had failed to make an impression in the series. However, he made the squad for England's 1990-91 Ashes tour, and managed to grab some of the limelight - but for the wrong reasons. During a warm-up match against Queensland in Carrara, Morris and David Gower flew a Tiger Moth plane over the ground. The England management failed to see the funny side and Morris was not picked for any of the Tests, and indeed no more after that. He did, however, have more success in the one-day leg of the tour, the World Series, playing all eight games and scoring a best of 63 not out against New Zealand. He moved from Derbyshire after 11 years to Durham in 1993, and then closed an arguably unfulfilled career at Nottinghamshire in 2001. He now works as a commentator for Sky TV. Freddie Auld

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Mar 31, 2004

John Morris

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Sep 16, 2001

John Morris says his goodbye to the county game and to be greeted by his hoardes of admirers in the Trent Bridge pavilion.

John Morris says his goodbye to the county game and to be greeted by his hoardes of admirers in the Trent Bridge pavilion.

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Sep 16, 2001

John Morris, with his final 50 at this level of cricket at Trent Bridge16th September 2001

John Morris, with his final 50 at this level of cricket

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