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
Derbyshire v Worcs at Derby - Aug 31-Sep 3
Derbyshire 356 & 55/0 Worcs 385
Durham v Notts at Chester-le-Street - Aug 31-Sep 3
Durham 253 & 309 Notts 188 & 96/3
Hampshire v Leics at Southampton - Aug 31-Sep 3
Leics 303 Hampshire 341/2
Kent v Glamorgan at Canterbury - Aug 31-Sep 3
Glamorgan 329 & 40/1 Kent 387
Lancashire v Yorkshire at Manchester - Aug 31-Sep 3
Lancashire 278 & 59/1 Yorkshire 610/6d
Middlesex v Warwickshire at Lord's - Aug 31-Sep 3
Warwickshire 362/8d Middlesex 208/4
Somerset v Northants at Taunton - Aug 31-Sep 3
Somerset 314 Northants 368/8
Surrey v NZ A at The Oval - Aug 31-Sep 2
Surrey 101 & 364 NZ A 211 & 27/4
4th ODI: England v India at Birmingham - Sep 2
England 206 India 199/1 (29.5/50 ov)
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