Ian Prior      

Full name Ian David Prior

Born July 26, 1930, Battersea, London

Died November 13, 2007, Ipswich Hospital (aged 77 years 110 days)

Major teams Minor Counties, Suffolk

Batting style Right-hand bat

Fielding position Wicketkeeper

Education Colchester Royal Grammar School

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct St
First-class 1 2 0 21 21 10.50 0 0 3 0
List A 1 1 0 41 41 41.00 0 0 1 0
Bowling averages
Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
First-class 1 - - - - - - - - - - -
List A 1 - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
First-class span 1967 - 1967
List A span 1966 - 1966
Profile

Ian Prior was a wicketkeeper-batsman who was a long-serving player and captain for Suffolk for a decade and a half. He played a few times for Essex 2nd XI early in his career before becoming an ever-present in the Suffolk side where he usually opened the batting. In all he played 81 matches for the county, scoring 4841 runs at 34.57 and taking 148 catches and 40 stumpings. He retired in 1968 but carried on playing club cricket for Old Ipswichians. He made a one-off comeback in 1975 to help Suffolk win the inaugural NCA inter-county cup final. Prior was a Rugby Union full-back for Ipswich and Suffolk until injury took its toll. A teacher by profession, he spent the bulk of his career at Ipswich School where he coached the XI and taught Latin and maths.
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Country Fixtures Country Results
Derbyshire v Leics at Derby - May 25-28
Leics 619 Derbyshire 532/8 (141 ov)
Essex v Surrey at Chelmsford - May 26-29
Surrey 369 Essex 215/3 (80 ov)
Glamorgan v Durham at Swansea - May 26-29
Durham 342 Glamorgan 225/6 (59 ov)
Kent v Sussex at Tunbridge Wells - May 26-29
Kent 369 & 116/0 (35 ov) Sussex 164
Northants v Worcs at Northampton - May 26-29
Northants 238 & 53/2 (18 ov) Worcs 434
Notts v Gloucs at Nottingham - May 26-29
Notts 430/9d Gloucs 149 & 37/1 (10.3 ov) (f/o)
Somerset v Hampshire at Taunton - May 26-29
Hampshire 162 & 293 Somerset 197 & 39/0 (10 ov, target 259)
2nd ODI: England v South Africa at Southampton - May 27
England won by 2 runs
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