John Gregory      

Full name John Thomas Gregory

Born April 22, 1887, Eckington, Chesterfield, Derbyshire

Died November 27, 1914, near Zonnebeke, Belgium (aged 27 years 219 days)

Major teams Hampshire

Batting style Left-hand bat

Bowling style Slow left-arm orthodox

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
First-class 1 1 0 0 0 0.00 0 0 0 0 0 0
Bowling averages
Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
First-class 1 144 87 0 - - - 3.62 - 0 0 0
Career statistics
First-class span 1913 - 1913

Born at Chesterfield in 1887 and was on the Trent Bridge ground-staff from 1905 to 1907, but never played for Nottinghamshire. He subsequently enlisted in the King's Royal Rifles and his slow left-arm bowling gained many wickets in military matches. He came to Hampshire's notice at Aldershot on May 16, 1913, when, playing for the King's Royal Rifle Corps, he took all 10 wickets of the 2nd Worcestershire Regiment for only 15 runs. As a result, a few weeks later he played in one match for Hampshire against Oxford University at Southampton, but unfortunately for him it was remarkable for the aggregate of 1,477 runs for 32 wickets - the second highest aggregate for any match in England at that time. Gregory's match figures of 0-87 were in stark contrast to his 10-15 of just weeks before. A year later the Rifleman was dead: killed in action near Zonnebeke, Belgium, on November 27, 1914, aged 27.