John Barclay      

Full name John Robert Troutbeck Barclay

Born January 22, 1954, Bonn, West Germany

Current age 60 years 243 days

Major teams Hong Kong, Orange Free State, Sussex

Nickname Trout

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm offbreak

Height 5 ft 10 in

Education Eton College

Relation Great-uncle - FGJ Ford

John Robert Troutbeck Barclay
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct St
First-class 274 434 44 9677 119 24.81 9 46 214 0
List A 236 171 43 2792 93* 21.81 0 7 79 0
Bowling averages
Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
First-class 274 20980 9936 324 6/61 30.66 2.84 64.7 9 1
List A 236 6150 4258 167 5/43 5/43 25.49 4.15 36.8 0 2 0
Career statistics
First-class span 1970-1986
List A span 1974-1986
Profile

An outstanding captain, a solid batsman and more than useful offspinner, John Barclay was occasionally mentioned as a possible England captain, but in truth he was not quite good enough to make that step. But he was a precocious talent, good enough to make the XI at Eton at the age of 14, and he made his Sussex debut at age of 16 in 1970. He captained England Young Cricketers in West Indies in 1972 but did not become a regular at Hove until 1975. He passed 1000 runs every season between 1976 and 1979, and in the last year he also took 52 wickets. He took over the captaincy of Sussex in 1981, coming agonisingly close to leading them to their first Championship that summer, and thereafter his form slowly fell away, although he continued to make useful contributions. He retired at the end of 1986. He has remained in the game, mainly as director of cricket and coaching for the Arundel Castle Cricket Foundation, as well as managing several tours, including two major ones for England. In May 2009, he was nominated as MCC President.
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John Barclay bats, Sussex v Somerset, Gillette Cup final, 2 September, 1978

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