Maurice McCanlis

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Maurice McCanlis
Personal information
Full name Maurice Alfred McCanlis
Born (1906-06-17)17 June 1906
Quetta, Baluchistan, India
Died 27 September 1991(1991-09-27) (aged 85)
Pershore, Worcestershire, England
Batting Right-handed batsman
Bowling Right-arm medium pace
Role Bowler
Domestic team information
Years Team
1925-1928 Oxford University
1926-1927 Surrey
1929 Gloucestershire
1938-1940 Rajputana
Career statistics
Competition First-class
Matches 30
Runs scored 493
Batting average 15.40
100s/50s 0/0
Top score 40*
Balls bowled 5367
Wickets 82
Bowling average 32.21
5 wickets in innings 4
10 wickets in match 0
Best bowling 5-42
Catches/stumpings 19/0
Source: CricketArchive, 10 February 1940

Maurice Alfred McCanlis (17 June 1906 – 27 September 1991) was an English sportsman who played first-class cricket for Oxford University and represented England at rugby union.

Educated at Cranleigh School and St Edmund Hall, Oxford, McCanlis bowled right-arm medium pace and was noted for his out swinging deliveries to right-handers.[1] Most of his first-class matches were with Oxford University and he captained them in the 1928 University Match. He also played two matches for Surrey and one for Gloucestershire during his career.[2]

He was capped twice for the England national rugby union team in the 1931 Five Nations Championship, appearing in their games against Ireland and Wales. He played mainly as a three-quarter and also represented Gloucester and Oxford.[3]

In 1938 and 1940 he made a return to cricket with a couple of Ranji Trophy appearances for Rajputana while he was in India on a teaching job. From 1932 to 1966, McCanlis was a teacher at Cheltenham College.