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John Selby      

Full name John Selby

Born July 1, 1849, Nottingham

Died March 11, 1894, Standard Hill, Nottingham (aged 44 years 253 days)

Major teams England, Nottinghamshire

Also known as birth registered as John Burrows

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm medium

John Selby
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 6s Ct St
Tests Insights on test 6 12 1 256 70 23.27 0 2 0 1 0
First-class 222 355 25 6215 128* 18.83 4 27 128 4
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests Insights on test 6 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 222 436 188 5 2/27 37.60 2.58 87.2 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut Australia v England at Melbourne, Mar 15-19, 1877 scorecard
Last Test Australia v England at Melbourne, Mar 10-14, 1882 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1870 - 1887

A middle-order batsman, John Selby played professionally for Nottinghamshire between 1870 and 1887 and in 1878 he heading the averages with 938 runs at average of 31.82. Selby toured Australia in 1876-77 and 1881-82, playing a total of six Test matches on those tours, including the first of all at Melbourne in March 1877, and he also toured North America in 1879. Like many contemporaries, he became a pub landlord on retirement, but his financial dealings were unsuccessful. He died after suffering a paralytic stroke.
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The England cricket team in 1880. Left to right: James Lillywhite, John Selby, Alfred Shaw, George Ulyett, Lord Harris, Walter Gilbert, Harry Jupp, Albert Hornby, W.G Grace, Bunny Lucas, G.F Grace, William Oscroft, Allan Gibson Steel, Ted Pooley, Richard Daft, Alexander Webbe, Tom Emmett, Billy Bates, Ephraim Lockwood, Richard Pilling and Fred Morley.

The England cricket team in 1880

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Oct 24, 1876

The 1876-77 squad which played the first Test against Australia at Melbourne in March 1877 pictured shortly before they left England.  Back: Harry Jupp, Tom Emmett, Alfred Hogben (a sponsor of the trip), Allan Hill, Tom Armitage. Front: Ted Pooley, James Southerton, James Lillywhite jnr, Alfred Shaw, George Ulyett, Andrew Greenwood. On ground: Harry Charlwood, John Selby.

The 1876-77 squad which played the first Test against Australia

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