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
|First-class span||1888 - 1889|
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".
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