Matches (14)
IPL (2)
County DIV1 (5)
County DIV2 (4)
Charlotte Edwards (1)
T20I Tri-Series (1)
ENG v PAK (W) (1)

Full Name

John Walter Rutherford

Born

September 25, 1929, Bruce Rock, Western Australia

Died

April 26, 2022 (aged 92y 213d)

Batting Style

Right hand Bat

Bowling Style

Legbreak

Wisden Overview
A defensive opening batsman, John Rutherford was the first Western Australian to be selected for a major tour and the first to be capped when he was included in the Australian side which visited England, India, and Pakistan in 1956. His inclusion owed much to his hundred in the Test trial at Sydney, batting despite suffering injuries in a car accident shortly before the match. On the tour he played only one Test, making 30 and taking 1 for 15 with his occasional legbreaks.
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John Rutherford Career Stats

Batting & Fielding

FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAve100s50s6sCtSt
Tests110303030.0000000
FC671159336716731.76615-530

Bowling

FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Tests12361511/111/1515.002.5036.0000
FC67--1313293/12-45.27---00
John Rutherford portrait

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Test

Recent Matches of John Rutherford

MatchBatBowlDateGroundFormat
West Aust vs NSW3 & 460/2627-Feb-1959PerthFC
West Aust vs South Aust14 & 210/1523-Jan-1959PerthFC
West Aust vs Queensland11 & 750/8 & 0/2709-Jan-1959PerthFC
West Aust vs Victoria10--01-Jan-1959PerthFC
West Aust vs South Aust26 & 490/38 & 0/2821-Nov-1958AdelaideFC

Debut/Last Matches of John Rutherford

FC Matches

Span
1952/53 - 1960/61

Photos of John Rutherford

John Rutherford, now in his 80s, shows he can still bat
John Rutherford portrait
John Rutherford bats during the 1956 England tour