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
Eng Acad Wmn v Aus Women at Loughborough - Aug 1-2
Eng Acad Wmn 279/9d Aus Women 156/3 (47 ov)
Group A: Durham v Yorkshire at Chester-le-Street - Aug 2
Durham 184/5 (37.2/43 ov)
Group B: Essex v Notts at Chelmsford - Aug 2
Essex 268/8 (50/50 ov)
Group B: Glamorgan v Hampshire at Cardiff - Aug 2
Glamorgan 182/9 (50/50 ov)
Group A: Gloucs v Somerset at Bristol - Aug 2
Somerset 244/7 (50/50 ov)
Group B: Kent v Sussex at Canterbury - Aug 2
Sussex 154 (44.3/50 ov)
Group B: Lancashire v Warwickshire at Manchester - Aug 2
Lancashire 265/7 (50/50 ov)
Group A: Surrey v Derbyshire at Guildford - Aug 2
Surrey 326/6 (50/50 ov)
Group A: Worcs v Northants at Worcester - Aug 2
Northants 126 Worcs 29/4 (13.1/50 ov)
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