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John Price
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John Price

England
John Price

INTL CAREER: 1964 - 1972

Full Name

John Sidney Ernest Price

Born

July 22, 1937, Harrow, Middlesex

Age

84y 58d

Batting Style

Left hand bat

Bowling Style

Right arm fast medium

TEAMS

John Price was a solidly-built right-arm fast bowler with a distinctive angled approach to the wicket and an exceptionally long run-up. On his day he was dangerous, with pace generated by his powerful upper body, and the ability to swing the ball away from the right-hander, but he was too prone to injury to make him an England regular. His fielding in the deep was superb, his batting at No. 11 less so. He played 242 matches for Middlesex taking 734 wickets.
Martin Williamson

Revving up between deepish extra-cover and longish-off, he curved round the bend, gathered pace in the straight, then changed gear again before breasting the line in a flurry of wrists, forearms and elbows. In the 1960s the only difference between watching a grand prix and John Sidney Ernest Price (from Harrow - the town not the boater show - and the second most unlikely owner of three initials behind PCR Tufnell) was the absence of Murray Walker. As rapid as any spearchucker England turned to while Trueman and Statham were fading, Price was set apart by that inimitable action: impossibly elaborate yet Bentley smooth. Nureyev would have killed for such elegant precision. Injury, small wonder, was seldom a stranger. A few summers back I finally met him, dimpled chin tilted proudly, back still beefeater straight. "So," I blurted, "why did you bowl like that?" Back, with a vague hint of a smirk, came an unanswerable yorker: "I wanted to be different."
Rob Steen

Career Averages

Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAve100s50s4s6sCtSt
Test1515666327.33006070
FC27922391110853*8.39011030
List A1246738240148.2700230
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Test152727241401405/735/10435.023.0868.10010
FC27942295192218178/4823.522.7251.70264
List A124626635821926/346/3418.653.4232.60220
John Price
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Debut/Last Matches - Player

FC Matches
Span
1961 - 1975
List A Matches
Span
1963 - 1975

Photos


John Price in action
John Price is caught by Greg Chappell off Bob Massie
John Price
John Price is caught by Abid Ali off Srinivas Venkataraghavan for a duck
John Price
Jim Parks dives to catch Graeme Pollock off John Price