John Angus Dunning
February 06, 1903, Omaha, North Auckland
June 24, 1971, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia, (aged 68y 138d)
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John Dunning played as an offbreak bowler in four Test matches for New Zealand against England between 1932 and 1937. He was a member of the Australian Cricket Board of Control. Thought given a trial for Oxford in 1928 when a Rhodes scholar, he did not get a Blue.
His wickets in Test cricket were few and far between, but he achieved some note-worthy successes in other first-class games when touring England with ML Page's New Zealand team in 1937. He took 10 for 170 in the match against Essex; 9 for 64 against Cambridge University and 6 for 67 against Middlesex. Additionally, in the first innings of a two-day fixture at Stoke, he dismissed eight Staffordshire batsmen for 26 runs. In the three-day matches on the tour, he took 83 wickets at a cost of 30.10 runs, sending down more overs than any of his colleagues. He did good work in Plunket Shield games for Otago.
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