Jack Moroney

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Jack Moroney
Jack Moroney 1948 card.jpg
Moroney on a 1948 card
Personal information
Born24 July 1917
Macksville, New South Wales, Australia
Died1 July 1999 (aged 81)
Orange, New South Wales, Australia
BattingRight-handed
International information
National side
Career statistics
Competition Tests First-class
Matches 7 57
Runs scored 383 4023
Batting average 34.81 52.24
100s/50s 2/1 12/22
Top score 118 217
Balls bowled 0 48
Wickets 0
Bowling average
5 wickets in innings
10 wickets in match
Best bowling
Catches/stumpings 0/0 19/1
Source: Cricinfo

John Moroney (24 July 1917 – 1 July 1999) was an Australian cricketer who played in seven Tests from 1949 to 1951.

Moroney was a solid Australian opening batsman who toured South Africa with success in 1949–50, making his maiden Test century and a second century in the same match.[1] He failed in the First Test of the 1950-51 Ashes series, making a pair, and was dropped even though Australia won by 70 runs and other, more famous, batsmen failed. He was replaced as opener by Ken Archer and played only one more Test the next season against the West Indies.[2]

His highest first-class score was 217, made in five and a half hours, for AR Morris' XI against AL Hassett's XI in 1948-49.[3] However, he had a reputation for slow scoring; R. S. Whitington said he was "like a purposeless porpoise".[4] The Australian cricket writer Johnnie Moyes said, "Moroney was a powerfully-built man who could hit the ball tremendously hard, but he often carried defence to extreme limits", adding that Moroney's fielding also let him down.[5]

He worked as a school teacher.[4]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "4th Test, Australia tour of South Africa at Johannesburg, Feb 10-14 1950". Cricinfo. Retrieved 15 September 2019.
  2. ^ "Jack Moroney". Cricinfo. Retrieved 15 September 2019.
  3. ^ "AL Hassett's XI v AR Morris' XI, 1948/49". Cricinfo. Retrieved 15 September 2019.
  4. ^ a b Wisden 2000, p. 1556.
  5. ^ A. G. Moyes, Australian Cricket: A History, Angus & Robertson, Sydney, 1959, p. 499.

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