Full Name

John Harry

Born

August 01, 1857, Ballarat, Victoria

Died

October 27, 1919, Canterbury, Melbourne, Victoria, (aged 62y 87d)

Batting Style

Right hand Bat

Bowling Style

Right arm Offbreak

Fielding Position

Wicketkeeper

John Harry was a real utility player. A good right-hand batsman, a decent offspinner, a competent wicketkeeper and a brilliant specialist mid-off. He was on the verge of being picked to tour as a reserve wicketkeeper several times - in 1890 he was left out as he had only played a few games for East Melbourne - before he made his uneventful Test debut against England at Melbourne in 1984-95. He was picked for the 1896 England tour but then replaced - publicly because of a knee injury, privately because the team voted him out - and he sued the Australian Cricket Council, accepting an out-of-court settlement of £180. He made his own way to England where he joined the Lord's groundstaff, even though he was almost 40, but enjoyed little success. He played one-and-a-half more seasons for Victoria after returning. He was an interstate baseball player.
Martin Williamson

Career Averages
Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAve100s50s6sCtSt
Test120864.0000010
FC32603146611425.7129193
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Test1------------
FC321422618264/1523.762.6054.600
John Harry
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Test
Debut/Last Matches - Player
FC Matches
Span
1883/84 - 1897/98