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John Morris
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John Morris

England
John Morris

INTL CAREER: 1990 - 1991

Full Name

John Edward Morris

Born

April 01, 1964, Crewe, Cheshire

Age

57y 175d

Batting Style

Right hand bat

Bowling Style

Right arm medium

TEAMS

John Morris, a stylish middle-order batsman, certainly had the talent to forge a successful international career, but he never quite made it. After impressing on the county scene with Derbyshire, he made his Test debut against India at Lord's in 1990. England won handsomely, but Morris played little part in a match which will always be remembered for Graham Gooch's 333. In another high-scoring affair in the second Test, at Old Trafford, Morris was forced to retire hurt in the second innings. Although he made a reasonable 32 in the third Test at The Oval, he had failed to make an impression in the series. However, he made the squad for England's 1990-91 Ashes tour, and managed to grab some of the limelight - but for the wrong reasons. During a warm-up match against Queensland in Carrara, Morris and David Gower flew a Tiger Moth plane over the ground. The England management failed to see the funny side and Morris was not picked for any of the Tests, and indeed no more after that. He did, however, have more success in the one-day leg of the tour, the World Series, playing all eight games and scoring a best of 63 not out against New Zealand. He moved from Derbyshire after 11 years to Durham in 1993, and then closed an arguably unfulfilled career at Nottinghamshire in 2001. He now works as a commentator for Sky TV. Freddie Auld

Career Averages

Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
Test352713223.6617839.88006030
ODI88116763*23.8522574.220118020
FC362612352153922937.32521041560
List A34933122836214527.061040830
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Test3------------
ODI8------------
FC362103495881/6119.755.55129.2000
List A349816611/441/4466.004.8881.00000
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Photos


John Morris, Derbyshire coach
John Morris
John Morris in the field on his retirement day,  One of the games characters
John Morris, with his final 50 at this level of cricket
John Morris says his goodbye to the county game and to be greeted by his hoardes of admirers in the Trent Bridge pavilion.
John Morris batting study 2001