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
Durham v Warwickshire at Chester-le-Street - Aug 23-26
Durham 207 Warwickshire 79/2 (29.4 ov)
Glamorgan v Sussex at Cardiff - Aug 23-26
Glamorgan 252 Sussex 151/1 (53 ov)
Gloucs v Kent at Bristol - Aug 23-26
Gloucs 221 Kent 40/2 (18.5 ov)
Leics v Essex at Leicester - Aug 23-26
Leics 238 Essex 63/4 (25.5 ov)
Somerset v Hampshire at Taunton - Aug 23-26
Hampshire 334/9 (118.5 ov)
Surrey v Lancashire at The Oval - Aug 23-26
Lancashire 287 Surrey 117/0 (31.5 ov)
Worcs v Northants at Worcester - Aug 23-26
Northants 422/8 (115.4 ov)
Yorkshire v Notts at Scarborough - Aug 23-26
Yorkshire 282 Notts 72/6 (29.5 ov)
1st ODI: England v Pakistan at Southampton
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