Full Name

Arthur Robert Morris


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


August 22, 2015, Sydney, New South Wales, (aged 93y 215d)

Batting Style

Left hand Bat

Bowling Style

Left arm Wrist spin

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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Debut/Last Matches - Player
Shane Warne, Arthur Morris, Ian Healy, Allan Border and Neil Harvey were named in Australia's Test team of the century
Morris at the 1998 Boxing Day Test
Former and current captains of England and Australia line up on the field during day three of the Centenary Test
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Arthur Morris with Richie Benaud in 1953
Arthur Morris drives while playing against East Molesley in Surrey