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 Northants at Chester-le-Street - Sep 15-18
Durham 392 Northants 72/8
Hampshire v Kent at Southampton - Sep 15-18
Kent 507 Hampshire 273/9
Notts v Sussex at Nottingham - Sep 15-18
Sussex 391 Notts 413
Somerset v Middlesex at Taunton - Sep 15-18
Somerset 523/9d Middlesex 207/9
Surrey v Derbyshire at The Oval - Sep 15-18
Surrey 181 & 279 Derbyshire 210 & 122/2
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