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Norman Horner      

Full name Norman Frederick Horner

Born May 10, 1926, Queensbury, Yorkshire

Died December 24, 2003, Driffield, Yorkshire (aged 77 years 228 days)

Major teams Warwickshire, Yorkshire

Batting style Right-hand bat

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Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct St
First-class 362 656 34 18533 203* 29.79 25 130 0
List A 5 5 1 125 55 31.25 0 1 0 0
Bowling averages
Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
First-class 362 67 78 0 - - - 6.98 - 0 0 0
List A 5 6 2 0 - - - 2.00 - 0 0 0
Career statistics
First-class span 1950 - 1965
List A span 1963 - 1964
Profile

Former Warwickshire batsman Norman Horner has died at the age of 77. He had been suffering from cancer. Horner made two appearances for Yorkshire before moving to Edgbaston in 1951 where he was party of Warwickshire's Championship-winning side in his first season with the county. In all, he scored 18,217 first-class runs for Warwickshire, a total only bettered by Dennis Amiss, Billy Quaife, MJK Smith, Tom Dollery, Bob Wyatt and Len Bates. Horner's best innings was generally considered to be his 203 - the only double hundred of his career - against Surrey at The Oval in 1960 when he added an unbeaten 377 with Billy Ibadulla for the first wicket. An athletic fielder, Horner also prided himself on his fitness and the number of games he missed through injury could be counted on one hand. After retiring, Horner became a sought-after coach and groundsman at Warwick School, before eventually returning to his native Yorkshire.

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