John Munro (sportsman)

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John Munro
Personal information
Full name John Knox Ewing Munro
Born (1928-12-27)27 December 1928
Perth, Australia
Died 16 August 2013(2013-08-16) (aged 84)[1]
Rockingham, Western Australia
Batting style Right-handed batsman
Role Wicket-keeper
Domestic team information
Years Team
1949–1954 Western Australia
Career statistics
Competition First-class
Matches 26
Runs scored 497
Batting average 11.55
100s/50s 0/1
Top score 53*
Balls bowled 48
Wickets 1
Bowling average 18.00
5 wickets in innings
10 wickets in match 0
Best bowling 1–18
Catches/stumpings 56/4

John Knox Ewing Munro (27 December 1928 - 16 August 2013) was an Australian sportsman who represented Western Australia in both first-class cricket and Australian rules football. He played for the Western Australian cricket team in the Sheffield Shield and played with the Claremont Football Club in the West Australian National Football League (WANFL).

Munro made his first-class cricket debut in the 1948/49 Sheffield Shield season and remained Western Australia's favoured wicket-keeper until 1954/55.[2] He took five first-innings catches against South Australia in the 1951/52 Sheffield Shield season, a career best.[3] Although he usually batted low down the order, he did once make 53 not out, against the touring New Zealanders at the WACA in March 1954.[4]

As a footballer, Munro was a regular fixture at centre half forward for Western Australia during the early 1950s, appearing in eight interstate matches. He took part in the 1953 Adelaide Carnival. At club level, Munro played for Claremont and replaced Gordon Maffina as club captain in 1954. Munro, who retired in 1958, appeared in a total of 118 WANFL matches and kicked 100 goals.[5]


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