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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
Durham v Sussex at Chester-le-Street - Apr 26-29
Sussex 335 & 265 Durham 339 & 115/2
Gloucs v Derbyshire at Bristol - Apr 26-29
Gloucs 275 & 253/6 Derbyshire 545/9d
Hampshire v Notts at Southampton - Apr 26-29
Notts 371 & 296/4 Hampshire 276
Lancashire v Kent at Manchester - Apr 26-29
Lancashire 444 Kent 252 & 148/3 (f/o)
Leics v Northants at Leicester - Apr 26-29
Northants 251 & 429 Leics 305 & 44/1
Somerset v Middlesex at Taunton - Apr 26-29
Somerset 408 & 310 Middlesex 317 & 31/0
Surrey v Essex at The Oval - Apr 26-29
Surrey 340 & 95/2 Essex 610/8d
Yorkshire v Warwickshire at Leeds - Apr 26-29
Warwickshire 435 & 108/2 Yorkshire 303
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