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Robert Morris      

Full name Robert John Morris

Born November 27, 1926, Penllergaer, Swansea, Glamorgan, Wales

Died December 29, 2007, Harrow, Middlesex (aged 81 years 32 days)

Major teams Cambridge University, Kent

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm offbreak

Education Blundell's School; Cambridge University

Relation Father - VL Morris

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct St
First-class 22 36 2 778 96 22.88 0 4 7 0
Bowling averages
Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI Ave Econ SR 5w 10
First-class 22 402 192 2 1/38 96.00 2.86 201.0 0 0
Career statistics
First-class span 1949 - 1951
Profile

Robert Morris was an opening batsman and offspinner who was good enough to be picked for the public school matches at Lord's in 1944 and 1945, and after National Service, he went up to Cambridge in 1948. On his debut in 1949 he made 96, which was to be his career best, against Sussex; as if to underline the vagaries of the game, in the next match he was dismissed for 8, the one man out as Cambridge plundered 441 for 1 against Essex. He won a Blue that summer, but while good enough to play a couple of times for Kent the following year, he stood down to concentrate on his studies. In any case, he would have struggled to force his way into a university top order of Dewes, Sheppard, Doggart and May. He regained his place at the start of the 1951 season but failed to recapture his form, and after only one fifty in nine matches, he was dropped on the eve of the Varsity match.
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Country Fixtures Country Results
Durham v Sussex at Chester-le-Street - Apr 26-29
Sussex 335 & 235/6 Durham 339
Gloucs v Derbyshire at Bristol - Apr 26-29
Gloucs 275 & 47/1 Derbyshire 545/9d
Hampshire v Notts at Southampton - Apr 26-29
Notts 371 Hampshire 248/8
Lancashire v Kent at Manchester - Apr 26-29
Lancashire 444 Kent 252 & 34/0 (f/o)
Leics v Northants at Leicester - Apr 26-29
Northants 251 & 191/5 Leics 305
Somerset v Middlesex at Taunton - Apr 26-29
Somerset 408 & 77/1 Middlesex 317
Surrey v Essex at The Oval - Apr 26-29
Surrey 340 Essex 416/4
Yorkshire v Warwickshire at Leeds - Apr 26-29
Warwickshire 435 Yorkshire 222/5
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