Gordon Barker      

Full name Gordon Barker

Born July 6, 1931, Bramley, Leeds, Yorkshire

Died February 10, 2006, Chelmsford, Essex (aged 74 years 219 days)

Major teams Essex, Marylebone Cricket Club

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm medium

Other Coach

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct St
First-class 451 809 46 22288 181* 29.21 30 116 236 0
List A 56 55 8 1436 87* 30.55 0 8 14 0
Bowling averages
Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
First-class 451 439 200 5 2/34 40.00 2.73 87.8 0 0
List A 56 66 64 0 - - - 5.81 - 0 0 0
Career statistics
First-class span 1954 - 1971
List A span 1963 - 1971
Profile

During his long career with Essex, Gordon Barker was said to be one of the finest county batsmen never to play for England. As a coach, his vocation after retirement, there was no such ambiguity. He was simply without peer.

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Apr 24, 1969

The 1969 Essex squad. Back row (from left): Lee Irvine, Keith Boyce, John Lever, Brian Ward, Stuart Turner and David Acfield. Front row: Brian Edmeades, Keith Fletcher, Brian Taylor, Gordon Barker and Robin Hobbs

The 1969 Essex squad

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Country Fixtures Country Results
Derbyshire v Leics at Derby - May 25-28
Leics 619 & 3/0 (2.5 ov) Derbyshire 533
Essex v Surrey at Chelmsford - May 26-29
Surrey 369 Essex 231/3 (87.3 ov)
Glamorgan v Durham at Swansea - May 26-29
Durham 342 Glamorgan 234/7 (66.4 ov)
Kent v Sussex at Tunbridge Wells - May 26-29
Kent 369 & 139/0 (42 ov) Sussex 164
Northants v Worcs at Northampton - May 26-29
Northants 238 & 76/3 (25.3 ov) Worcs 434
Notts v Gloucs at Nottingham - May 26-29
Notts 430/9d Gloucs 149 & 70/1 (18.1 ov) (f/o)
Somerset v Hampshire at Taunton - May 26-29
Hampshire 162 & 293 Somerset 197 & 59/1 (19 ov, target 259)
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