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John Major      

Full name John Major

Born February 6, 1861, Seaford, Sussex

Died December 30, 1930, Wakefield, Yorkshire (aged 69 years 327 days)

Major teams Sussex

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm medium

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct St
First-class 12 23 2 363 106 17.28 1 0 2 0
Bowling averages
Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI Ave Econ SR 5w 10
First-class 12 141 53 3 2/10 17.66 2.25 47.0 0 0
Career statistics
First-class span 1888 - 1889
Profile

John Major, who died at Wakefield, Yorkshire on December 31, 1930, aged 69, came to public attention as a professional right-handed batsman with an excellent style while playing Sussex Colts matches in 1888. However, he would have been a very elderly colt. Contemporary references said he was born in 1865; his birth certificate shows that he was actually four years older. Major played 11 first-class games for Sussex, averaging 17.28, scoring 106 against Gloucestershire in 1889. He played soccer for West Bromwich Albion and later joined the Warwickshire staff- On his death certificate, he was described as a "former general labourer".
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Country Fixtures Country Results
Derbyshire v Leics at Derby - May 25-28
Leics 619 & 217/3d Derbyshire 533 & 30/0 (6.3 ov, target 304)
Essex v Surrey at Chelmsford - May 26-29
Surrey 369 & 51/1 (15 ov) Essex 383
Glamorgan v Durham at Swansea - May 26-29
Durham 342 & 129/3 (39.5 ov) Glamorgan 353
Kent v Sussex at Tunbridge Wells - May 26-29
Kent 369 & 298/2d Sussex 164 & 116/4 (34.4 ov, target 504)
Northants v Worcs at Northampton - May 26-29
Northants 238 & 343 Worcs 434 & 26/0 (4.2 ov, target 148)
Notts v Gloucs at Nottingham - May 26-28
Notts won by an innings and 50 runs
Somerset v Hampshire at Taunton - May 26-28
Hampshire won by 90 runs
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