Matches (12)
IND v AUS (1)
Ranji Trophy (1)
ENG-L in SL (1)
Shield (1)
Super Smash (1)
Super Smash (W) (1)
SA20 (1)
ILT20 (1)
WI 4-Day (3)
ZIM v WI (1)

Full Name

John Neild Edwards

Born

August 16, 1928, Ormond, Victoria

Died

December 29, 2002, Melbourne, Victoria, (aged 74y 135d)

Batting Style

Right hand Bat

Bowling Style

Right arm Medium

Wisden Obituary
Edwards, John Neild, who died in Melbourne on December 29, 2002, aged 74, was 27 when first selected to open the bowling for Victoria, in 1955-56. Solidly built, "Darky" Edwards operated at medium pace and in 32 games for the state took 85 wickets at 29.45. His swing bowling was demanding rather than penetrative, but one sultry Melbourne morning in December 1957 it was unplayable. Edwards sent back four batsmen without conceding a run and finished with a career-best six for 18 as Queensland were dismissed for 65. Once the humidity cleared, Victoria amassed 464, to which Edwards contributed 48 not out, the highest score in his 361 runs at 12.89. He was a state selector for nine years and managed the national team at home in 28 Tests and 62 one-day internationals between 1979 and 1984. The Australians wore black armbands in his honour on the third day of the Sydney Test in 2003.


Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 2003

Career Averages
Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAve100s50sCtSt
FC32391136148*12.890090
Bowling
FormatMatRunsWktsBBIAve5w10w
FC322504856/1829.4520
Debut/Last Matches - Player
FC Matches
Span
1955/56 - 1959/60