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J.J. Ferris      

Full name John James Ferris

Born May 21, 1867, Sydney, New South Wales

Died November 17, 1900, Addington, Durban, Natal, South Africa (aged 33 years 180 days)

Major teams Australia, England, Gloucestershire, New South Wales, South Australia

Batting style Left-hand bat

Bowling style Left-arm bowler

John James Ferris
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 6s Ct St
Tests 9 17 4 114 20* 8.76 0 0 0 4 0
First-class 198 328 56 4264 106 15.67 1 15 91 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 9 16 2302 775 61 7/37 13/91 12.70 2.01 37.7 4 6 1
First-class 198 38396 14250 812 8/41 17.54 2.22 47.2 63 11
Career statistics
Test debut Australia v England at Sydney, Jan 28-31, 1887 scorecard
Last Test South Africa v England at Cape Town, Mar 19-22, 1892 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1886-1898
Profile

JJ Ferris was a deadly left-arm swing bowler who played Test cricket for Australia and England. In his eight Tests for the Aussies, Ferris wreaked havoc alongside Charlie Turner. His first act as a Test player was to bowl England out for 45, at Sydney in 1886-87, when he and Turner bowled unchanged. He later settled in England, for whom he played one Test, at Cape Town in 1891-92. Ferris took 13 for 91 in the match (he took 263 wickets on the tour) and ended up with 61 wickets at the amazing average of 12.70. He was only 33 when he died of enteric fever in Durban in 1900 during the Boer War where he was serving with the British army.
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Wisden Cricketer of the Year 1889

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