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Gordon Barker      

Full name Gordon Barker

Born July 6, 1931, Bramley, Leeds, Yorkshire

Died February 10, 2006, Chelmsford, Essex (aged 74 years 219 days)

Major teams Essex, Marylebone Cricket Club

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm medium

Other Coach

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct St
First-class 451 809 46 22288 181* 29.21 30 116 236 0
List A 56 55 8 1436 87* 30.55 0 8 14 0
Bowling averages
Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
First-class 451 439 200 5 2/34 40.00 2.73 87.8 0 0
List A 56 66 64 0 - - - 5.81 - 0 0 0
Career statistics
First-class span 1954 - 1971
List A span 1963 - 1971
Profile

During his long career with Essex, Gordon Barker was said to be one of the finest county batsmen never to play for England. As a coach, his vocation after retirement, there was no such ambiguity. He was simply without peer.

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Apr 24, 1969

The 1969 Essex squad. Back row (from left): Lee Irvine, Keith Boyce, John Lever, Brian Ward, Stuart Turner and David Acfield. Front row: Brian Edmeades, Keith Fletcher, Brian Taylor, Gordon Barker and Robin Hobbs

The 1969 Essex squad

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Country Fixtures Country Results
Durham v Worcs at Chester-le-Street - Jun 26-29
Match drawn
Essex v Middlesex at Chelmsford - Jun 26-29
Middlesex 246 & 207/4 (77.4 ov) Essex 542/3d
Glamorgan v Derbyshire at Cardiff - Jun 26-29
Derbyshire won by 39 runs
Hampshire v Somerset at Southampton - Jun 26-29
Hampshire 211/9d & 96/5 (39 ov) Somerset 147
Northants v Leics at Northampton - Jun 26-29
Northants 261 & 289/7d Leics 157 & 268/5 (78.3 ov, target 394)
Notts v Kent at Nottingham - Jun 26-29
Kent 180 & 265 (92.2 ov) Notts 371
Sussex v Gloucs at Hove - Jun 26-29
Sussex 358/9d & 142/1d Gloucs 150/1d & 117/6 (42.5 ov, target 351)
Yorkshire v Surrey at Leeds - Jun 26-29
Match drawn
Eng Lions v South Africa at Worcester - Jun 29-Jul 1
South Africa 58/1 (20 ov)
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