Full name John Harry
Born August 1, 1857, Ballarat, Victoria
Died October 27, 1919, Canterbury, Melbourne, Victoria (aged 62 years 87 days)
Major teams Australia, Marylebone Cricket Club, Victoria
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm offbreak
Fielding position Wicketkeeper
|Only Test||Australia v England at Adelaide, Jan 11-15, 1895 scorecard|
|First-class span||1883/84 - 1897/98|
John Harry was a real utility player. A good right-hand batsman, a decent offspinner, a competent wicketkeeper and a brilliant specialist mid-off. He was on the verge of being picked to tour as a reserve wicketkeeper several times - in 1890 he was left out as he had only played a few games for East Melbourne - before he made his uneventful Test debut against England at Melbourne in 1984-95. He was picked for the 1896 England tour but then replaced - publicly because of a knee injury, privately because the team voted him out - and he sued the Australian Cricket Council, accepting an out-of-court settlement of £180. He made his own way to England where he joined the Lord's groundstaff, even though he was almost 40, but enjoyed little success. He played one-and-a-half more seasons for Victoria after returning. He was an interstate baseball player.
After spending 15 years in the domestic circuit, Naman Ojha is expected to make his Test debut in the third match, for which, he says, he is not facing additional pressure because of the long wait
After a ten-month free-fall, Cheteshwar Pujara will turn out for India once again at the traditional batting paradise that is the SSC. Can he make it count?
For the fifth time in the last year and a half, India had their opponents five down for less than 100 only to let the lower order off the hook
There are more frequent tours, better technology, and easier pitches today than before. So why do teams struggle to win away from home more than they did in the past?
Eleven things the series has brought to light about Cook and Co
Every time the bowlers have earned Sri Lanka a slim advantage during this series, the batsmen have found ways to let them down, at the crease and in the field