John Rutherford      

Full name John Walter Rutherford

Born September 25, 1929, Bruce Rock, Western Australia

Current age 86 years 140 days

Major teams Australia, Western Australia

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Legbreak

John Walter Rutherford
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 6s Ct St
Tests 1 1 0 30 30 30.00 0 0 0 0 0
First-class 67 115 9 3367 167 31.76 6 15 53 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 1 2 36 15 1 1/11 1/15 15.00 2.50 36.0 0 0 0
First-class 67 1313 29 3/12 45.27 0 0
Career statistics
Only Test India v Australia at Mumbai (BS), Oct 26-31, 1956 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1952/53 - 1960/61
Profile

Wisden Overview
A defensive opening batsman, John Rutherford was the first Western Australian to be selected for a major tour and the first to be capped when he was included in the Australian side which visited England, India, and Pakistan in 1956. His inclusion owed much to his hundred in the Test trial at Sydney, batting despite suffering injuries in a car accident shortly before the match. On the tour he played only one Test, making 30 and taking 1 for 15 with his occasional legbreaks.
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2015

John Rutherford, now in his 80s, shows he can still bat, Australia, 2015

John Rutherford, now in his 80s, shows he can still bat

© Aaron Emmerson

May 1, 1956

John Rutherford portrait, England, May 1, 1956

John Rutherford portrait

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1956

John Rutherford bats during the 1956 England tour, England, 1956

John Rutherford bats during the 1956 England tour

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Country Fixtures Country Results
1st Test: New Zealand v Australia at Wellington - Feb 12-16
New Zealand 183 Australia 147/3 (40 ov)
South Aust v Victoria at Adelaide
Feb 14-17, 2016 (14:00 local | 03:30 GMT | 22:30 EST -1d | 21:30 CST -1d | 19:30 PST -1d)
Queensland v Tasmania at Brisbane
Feb 14-17, 2016 (14:00 local | 04:00 GMT | 23:00 EST -1d | 22:00 CST -1d | 20:00 PST -1d)
West Aust v NSW at Perth
Feb 14-17, 2016 (14:00 local | 06:00 GMT | 01:00 EST | 00:00 CST | 22:00 PST -1d)
2nd Test: New Zealand v Australia at Christchurch
Feb 20-24, 2016 (10:30 local | 21:30 GMT -1d | 16:30 EST -1d | 15:30 CST -1d | 13:30 PST -1d)
1st ODI: NZ Women v Aus Women at Mount Maunganui
Feb 20, 2016 (10:30 local | 21:30 GMT -1d | 16:30 EST -1d | 15:30 CST -1d | 13:30 PST -1d)
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