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John Greenstock      

Full name John Wilfrid Greenstock

Born May 15, 1905, Great Malvern, Worcestershire

Died February 6, 1992, Gloucester (aged 86 years 267 days)

Major teams Oxford University, Worcestershire

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Slow left-arm orthodox

Education Malvern College; Oxford University

Relation Father - W Greenstock, Uncle - HK Foster, Uncle - WL Foster, Uncle - RE Foster, Uncle - BS Foster, Uncle - GN Foster, Uncle - MK Foster, Uncle - NJA Foster, Cousin - CK Foster

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct St
First-class 46 68 14 507 43 9.38 0 0 31 0
Bowling averages
Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI Ave Econ SR 5w 10
First-class 46 7179 3662 139 5/36 26.34 3.06 51.6 4 0
Career statistics
First-class span 1924 - 1929
Profile

John Greenstock, who died in hospital on February 2, 1992, aged 86, was an orthodox slow left-arm bowler who, without doing anything exceptional at Malvern, nevertheless went on to win a Blue at Oxford in 1925, 1926 and 1927. He also played 13 matches for Worcestershire, his father's county. He began with the reputation of being a fine fielder, and soon began to show a slow bowler's temperament by working patiently for his wickets. He was no great spinner of the ball, but was accurate and could flight it subtly. His best figures were five for 36 against The Army at Oxford in 1926. That same year at Lord's he frustrated Cambridge with five for 77 when they were trying to force the pace in the second innings. Greenstock took 139 wickets (113 for the University) at 26.34 and made 507 runs for an average of 9.38.
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Country Fixtures Country Results
Durham v Worcs at Chester-le-Street - Jun 26-29
Match drawn
Essex v Middlesex at Chelmsford - Jun 26-29
Middlesex 246 & 108/3 (40.3 ov) Essex 542/3d
Glamorgan v Derbyshire at Cardiff - Jun 26-29
Derbyshire 288 & 160 Glamorgan 237 & 43/4 (32.2 ov, target 212)
Hampshire v Somerset at Southampton - Jun 26-29
Hampshire 211/9d & 31/2 (19 ov) Somerset 147
Northants v Leics at Northampton - Jun 26-29
Northants 261 & 289/7d Leics 157 & 136/2 (41.1 ov, target 394)
Notts v Kent at Nottingham - Jun 26-29
Kent 180 & 214/7 (74 ov) Notts 371
Sussex v Gloucs at Hove - Jun 26-29
Sussex 358/9d & 142/1d Gloucs 150/1d & 25/0 (10 ov, target 351)
Warwickshire v Lancashire at Birmingham - Jun 26-29
Lancashire 273 & 178/4 (70 ov) Warwickshire 321
Yorkshire v Surrey at Leeds - Jun 26-29
Match drawn
Eng Lions v South Africa at Worcester - Jun 29-Jul 1
South Africa 30/1 (14 ov)
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