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C. Christopher Morris
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C. Christopher Morris

U.S.A.
C. Christopher Morris

Full Name

Charles Christopher Morris

Born

June 30, 1882, Villanova, Pennsylvania

Died

June 17, 1971, Villanova, Pennsylvania, (aged 88y 352d)

Batting Style

Right hand bat

Bowling Style

Legbreak googly

Other

Administrator

TEAMS

C. Christopher Morris was one of the leading American cricketers during the heyday of US cricket before World War One. A hard-hitting top-order batsman, in 1900 he made the first of many tours to the UK, as part of the Haverford College side, scoring 147 against Winchester. In 1901 he made his debut for the USA against Canada, top scoring in both innings with 37 and 32. In the second innings United States needed 109 runs and lost their first 5 wickets for 38. Morris then went in and his 32 quickly helped to turn the victory their way. He made two appearances against BJT Bosanquet's side that summer, starting a international career which ended when he played against Douglas Jardine's XI in 1933. His first senior tour to England was in 1903 for the Philadelphians, and against Nottinghamshire he blasted 164 to set an American record. He toured again in 1904 (as captain of Haverford College) and in 1908, again with the Philadelphians. His last tour was in 1921 as part of the Philadelphian Pilgrims. Although best remembered for his batting, he was one of the first Americans to bowl the googly, as well as being an immaculate fielder. He was also a tireless campaigner to keep cricket alive in Philadelphia, and the world-famous cricket library at Haverford in named after him.
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Career Averages

Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAve100s50sCtSt
FC36632125316420.5414220
Bowling
FormatMatBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
FC36000-----000

Debut/Last Matches - Player

FC Matches
Span
1901 - 1913

Photos


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