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John D'Arcy      

Full name John William D'Arcy

Born April 23, 1936, Christchurch, Canterbury

Current age 78 years 97 days

Major teams New Zealand, Canterbury, Otago, Wellington

Batting style Right-hand bat

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 6s Ct St
Tests 5 10 0 136 33 13.60 0 0 0 0 0
First-class 53 90 3 2009 89 23.09 0 12 26 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 5 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 53 29 12 1 1/0 12.00 2.48 29.0 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut England v New Zealand at Birmingham, Jun 5-9, 1958 scorecard
Last Test England v New Zealand at The Oval, Aug 21-26, 1958 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1955-1962
Profile

John D'Arcy was an opening batsman in a poor New Zealand side at the end of the 1950s. He made up for lack of natural ability with immense determination, but was hindered by an unorthodox grip which further restricted his already limited strokeplay. He made his debut in the first Test at Birmingham, scoring 19 and 25 (the highest and second-highest scores) and in the next Test at Lord's, despite learning of his father's death on the eve of the match, he scored 33 and 14 as again New Zealand capitulated with barely a whimper. In the remaining three Tests on the tour he could only muster 45 runs in six innings. In the whole summer he made 522 runs at 16.31 with his career-best coming against Glamorgan where he made 89. At the end of the 1959-60 season he left Canterbury and moved to Otago, drifting out of the game after two mediocre campaigns.
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