John Stephenson

John Stephenson

John Stephenson

INTL CAREER: 1989 - 1989

Full Name

John Patrick Stephenson


March 14, 1965, Stebbing, Essex


56y 191d

Batting Style

Right hand bat

Bowling Style

Right arm medium


John Stephenson was one of England's many one-cap wonders of the 1980s, brought in as an opening batsman against the all-conquering Australians at The Oval in 1989. He made 25 and 11, but it was not enough to win him a place on that winter's tour of West Indies. He subsequently did well enough to be chosen to play for England A, but never again came close to a Test recall. An upright batsman, and, at county level, a useful medium-pace bowler, he was also a good fielder. In 1994 he left Essex after being passed-over as captain of Essex after Graham Gooch stood down, moving to Hampshire. He returned to Chelmsford in 2002 to lead Essex's second XI, but did so well that he was recalled to the first team where he continued to turn in useful performances as a bowler - he ended 2002 as their leading wicket-taker with 48 wickets and also chipped in with 562 runs at 35. In June 2004 he was appointed as the MCC's Head of Cricket and immediately announced his retirement from the first-class game.
Martin Williamson

Career Averages

Batting & Fielding
List A31828336725214229.368381190
List A318921671302706/336/3326.404.6434.10430
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John Stephenson chats with Rahul Dravid and Anil Kumble during the ICC Cricket Committee Meeting
Mike Brearley and John Stephenson at a MCC World Cricket Committee media conference
 John Stephenson, Mike Brearley, Barry Richards and Majid Khan at the MCC  World Cricket Committee conference
Majid Khan, Barry Richards, Mike Brearley and John Stephenson
MCC head of cricket John Stephenson and a new prototype pink ball
John Stephenson scatters the close field