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
|Test debut||Australia v England at Melbourne, Mar 15-19, 1877 scorecard|
|Last Test||Australia v England at Melbourne, Mar 10-14, 1882 scorecard|
|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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