Full Name

John Robert Troutbeck Barclay

Born

January 22, 1954, Bonn, West Germany

Age

67y 244d

Nicknames

Trout

Batting Style

Right hand bat

Bowling Style

Right arm offbreak

Height

5ft 10in

Education

Eton College

relations

(great-uncle)

TEAMS

An outstanding captain, a solid batsman and more than useful offspinner, John Barclay was occasionally mentioned as a possible England captain, but in truth he was not quite good enough to make that step. But he was a precocious talent, good enough to make the XI at Eton at the age of 14, and he made his Sussex debut at age of 16 in 1970. He captained England Young Cricketers in West Indies in 1972 but did not become a regular at Hove until 1975. He passed 1000 runs every season between 1976 and 1979, and in the last year he also took 52 wickets. He took over the captaincy of Sussex in 1981, coming agonisingly close to leading them to their first Championship that summer, and thereafter his form slowly fell away, although he continued to make useful contributions. He retired at the end of 1986. He has remained in the game, mainly as director of cricket and coaching for the Arundel Castle Cricket Foundation, as well as managing several tours, including two major ones for England. In May 2009, he was nominated as MCC President.
Cricinfo staff

Career Averages

Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAve100s50sCtSt
FC27443444967711924.819462140
List A23617143279293*21.8107790
Bowling
FormatMatBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
FC2742098099363246/6130.662.8464.7091
List A236615042581675/435/4325.494.1536.80020

Debut/Last Matches - Player

FC Matches
Span
1970 - 1986
List A Matches
Span
1974 - 1986

Photos


<i>Life Beyond the Airing Cupboard</i>
John Barclay
John Barclay bats