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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
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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