John Greenstock      

Full name John Wilfrid Greenstock

Born May 15, 1905, Great Malvern, Worcestershire

Died February 6, 1992, Gloucester (aged 86 years 267 days)

Major teams Oxford University, Worcestershire

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Slow left-arm orthodox

Education Malvern College; Oxford University

Relation Father - W Greenstock, Uncle - HK Foster, Uncle - WL Foster, Uncle - RE Foster, Uncle - BS Foster, Uncle - GN Foster, Uncle - MK Foster, Uncle - NJA Foster, Cousin - CK Foster

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct St
First-class 46 68 14 507 43 9.38 0 0 31 0
Bowling averages
Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI Ave Econ SR 5w 10
First-class 46 7179 3662 139 5/36 26.34 3.06 51.6 4 0
Career statistics
First-class span 1924 - 1929
Profile

John Greenstock, who died in hospital on February 2, 1992, aged 86, was an orthodox slow left-arm bowler who, without doing anything exceptional at Malvern, nevertheless went on to win a Blue at Oxford in 1925, 1926 and 1927. He also played 13 matches for Worcestershire, his father's county. He began with the reputation of being a fine fielder, and soon began to show a slow bowler's temperament by working patiently for his wickets. He was no great spinner of the ball, but was accurate and could flight it subtly. His best figures were five for 36 against The Army at Oxford in 1926. That same year at Lord's he frustrated Cambridge with five for 77 when they were trying to force the pace in the second innings. Greenstock took 139 wickets (113 for the University) at 26.34 and made 507 runs for an average of 9.38.
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack

Country Fixtures Country Results
Gloucs v Durham at Bristol - Apr 21-24
Gloucs 303 & 175/3 (53 ov) Durham 419
Hampshire v Yorkshire at Southampton - Apr 21-24
Hampshire 455 Yorkshire 231 & 178/3 (61 ov) (f/o)
Kent v Derbyshire at Canterbury - Apr 21-23
Kent won by 169 runs
Lancashire v Somerset at Manchester - Apr 21-24
Lancashire 109 & 423/7 (149 ov) Somerset 278
Leics v Glamorgan at Leicester - Apr 21-24
Leics 420 & 200/3 (56 ov) Glamorgan 426
Middlesex v Essex at Lord's - Apr 21-24
Middlesex 507/7d & 239/3d Essex 295 & 19/0 (6 ov, target 452)
Warwickshire v Surrey at Birmingham - Apr 21-24
Warwickshire 332 & 162/4 (57 ov) Surrey 437
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