Full Name

Norman Frederick Horner

Born

May 10, 1926, Queensbury, Yorkshire

Died

December 24, 2003, Driffield, Yorkshire, (aged 77y 228d)

Batting Style

Right hand bat

Other

Coach

TEAMS

Former Warwickshire batsman Norman Horner has died at the age of 77. He had been suffering from cancer. Horner made two appearances for Yorkshire before moving to Edgbaston in 1951 where he was party of Warwickshire's Championship-winning side in his first season with the county. In all, he scored 18,217 first-class runs for Warwickshire, a total only bettered by Dennis Amiss, Billy Quaife, MJK Smith, Tom Dollery, Bob Wyatt and Len Bates. Horner's best innings was generally considered to be his 203 - the only double hundred of his career - against Surrey at The Oval in 1960 when he added an unbeaten 377 with Billy Ibadulla for the first wicket. An athletic fielder, Horner also prided himself on his fitness and the number of games he missed through injury could be counted on one hand. After retiring, Horner became a sought-after coach and groundsman at Warwick School, before eventually returning to his native Yorkshire.

Career Averages

Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAve100s50sCtSt
FC3626563418533203*29.79251300
List A5511255531.250100
Bowling
FormatMatBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
FC36267780---6.98-000
List A5620---2.00-000

Debut/Last Matches - Player

FC Matches
Span
1950 - 1965
List A Matches
Span
1963 - 1964