John Major      

Full name John Major

Born February 6, 1861, Seaford, Sussex

Died December 30, 1930, Wakefield, Yorkshire (aged 69 years 327 days)

Major teams Sussex

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm medium

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct St
First-class 12 23 2 363 106 17.28 1 0 2 0
Bowling averages
Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI Ave Econ SR 5w 10
First-class 12 141 53 3 2/10 17.66 2.25 47.0 0 0
Career statistics
First-class span 1888 - 1889
Profile

John Major, who died at Wakefield, Yorkshire on December 31, 1930, aged 69, came to public attention as a professional right-handed batsman with an excellent style while playing Sussex Colts matches in 1888. However, he would have been a very elderly colt. Contemporary references said he was born in 1865; his birth certificate shows that he was actually four years older. Major played 11 first-class games for Sussex, averaging 17.28, scoring 106 against Gloucestershire in 1889. He played soccer for West Bromwich Albion and later joined the Warwickshire staff- On his death certificate, he was described as a "former general labourer".
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack

Country Fixtures Country Results
Leics v Kent at Leicester - Jul 5-8
Leics 159 & 110/9 (45.2 ov) Kent 210
Notts v Middlesex at Nottingham - Jul 5-8
Middlesex 374 Notts 180/4 (60 ov)
Somerset v Sussex at Taunton - Jul 5-8
Sussex 208 Somerset 176/4 (53 ov)
Warwickshire v Yorkshire at Birmingham - Jul 5-8
Yorkshire 213 & 125/1 (42 ov) Warwickshire 69
Derbyshire v Glamorgan at Chesterfield - Jul 6-9
Glamorgan 167/3 (32 ov)
Lancashire v Essex at Manchester - Jul 6-9
Lancashire 96/4 (25.4 ov)
Worcs v Hampshire at Worcester - Jul 6-9
Worcs 228/5 (79 ov)
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