Arthur Morris      

Full name Arthur Robert Morris

Born January 19, 1922, Bondi, Sydney, New South Wales

Current age 93 years 196 days

Major teams Australia, New South Wales

Batting style Left-hand bat

Bowling style Slow left-arm chinaman

Arthur Robert Morris
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 6s Ct St
Tests 46 79 3 3533 206 46.48 12 12 10 15 0
First-class 162 250 15 12614 290 53.67 46 46 73 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 46 6 111 50 2 1/5 1/5 25.00 2.70 55.5 0 0 0
First-class 162 718 592 12 3/36 49.33 4.94 59.8 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut Australia v England at Brisbane, Nov 29-Dec 4, 1946 scorecard
Last Test West Indies v Australia at Kingston, Jun 11-17, 1955 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1940/41 - 1954/55
Profile

The acme of elegance and the epitome of sportsmanship, Arthur Morris lost prime run-getting years to the war after the then unprecedented feat, as an 18-year-old, of scoring a hundred in each innings of his first-class debut in December 1940. By his first series against England in 1946-47, however, this calm and compact left-hander was close to the finished article, and scored three consecutive hundreds. He then outscored even Bradman in the Tests of 1948: only three Australians, in fact, have a better Ashes average. Once decoupled from his favourite partner Sid Barnes, Morris was a more spasmodic performer, although he ended a run of outs against England in January 1951 with his highest Test score, 206, and carried on molesting bowlers most civilly for another five years.
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Jan 18, 2000

Shane Warne, Arthur Morris, Ian Healy, Allan Border and Neil Harvey were named in Australia's Test team of the century, Sydney, January 18, 2000

Shane Warne, Arthur Morris, Ian Healy, Allan Border and Neil Harvey were named in Australia's Test team of the century

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1998

Arthur Morris at the 1998 Australia v England Boxing Day Test

Morris at the 1998 Boxing Day Test

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Aug 30, 1980

Former and current captains of England and Australia line up. From left:  Bob Wyatt, Lindsay Hassett, Gubby Allen, Cyril Walters, Arthur Morris, Norman Yardley, Freddie Brown, Richie Benaud, Len Hutton, Neil Harvey, Peter May, Bob Simpson, Bill Lawry, Ted Dexter, Mike Smith, Barry Jarman, Tom Graveney, Ian Chappell, Graham Yallop, Greg Chappell and Ian Botham, England v Australia, Centenary Test, Lord's, 3rd day, August 30,  1980

Former and current captains of England and Australia line up on the field during day three of the Centenary Test

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Notes

Wisden Cricketer of the Year 1949

Australian Cricket Hall of Fame 2001

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Australia A v Sth Africa A at Chennai
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