J.J. Ferris

Country: Australia
Born: May 21, 1867, Sydney, New South Wales
Batting Style: Left hand Bat
Bowling Style: Left arm Bowler
Died: November 17, 1900, Addington, Durban, Natal, South Africa, (aged 33y 180d)

J.J. Ferris Bio

John James Ferris, popularly known as JJ Ferris, was a legendary cricket player hailing from Australia. Born on January 9, 1867, in Sydney, Ferris rose to prominence as a deadly left-arm swing bowler, creating havoc on the cricket field with his impeccable skills and unwavering determination. His exceptional contributions to the sport earned him a special place in cricketing history.

Ferris’ career began with a bang as he made his Test cricket debut for Australia in 1886. In his very first Test match against England, held at the iconic Sydney Cricket Ground, Ferris and his bowling partner, Charlie Turner, left the English batsmen in despair. In an extraordinary display of skill and precision, the duo bowled unchanged and managed to dismiss England for an abysmal score of 45 runs. This remarkable accomplishment marked the beginning of Ferris’ journey towards becoming a legendary figure in Australian cricket.

Though his international career was brief, consisting of only eight Tests for Australia, Ferris left an indelible impact on the sport. During his tenure, he showcased his undeniable talent by taking a staggering 61 wickets at an awe-inspiring average of 12.70. His ability to swing the ball, coupled with his unorthodox left-arm action, made him an extremely formidable bowler. Ferris’ exceptional control over his deliveries and his ability to outsmart batsmen earned him widespread acclaim among peers and fans alike.

In 1891, Ferris embarked on an adventure that would shape his legacy further. Settling in England, he seized an opportunity to represent the English team in a Test match against South Africa at Cape Town in 1891-92. Ferris did not disappoint, delivering a superb performance by capturing 13 wickets for just 91 runs in the match. This exceptional bowling display added to his remarkable tour tally of 263 wickets.

Tragically, Ferris’ journey was abruptly cut short. In a fateful turn of events, he fell victim to enteric fever while serving with the British army in Durban during the Boer War. At the age of 33, Ferris succumbed to the disease, leaving behind a tremendous void in the cricketing world.

Despite his untimely demise, Ferris’ contributions to the game remain unparalleled. His name is etched in the annals of cricket’s history, a testament to his exceptional skill, passion, and dedication. The cricketing community mourned the loss of a true cricketing gem, paying tribute to the immense talent and potential that Ferris possessed.

To this day, Ferris is remembered as one of the finest swing bowlers ever to grace the sport. His name lives on as a symbol of commitment and determination, inspiring future generations to embrace the spirit of cricket and strive for greatness on and off the field.

J.J. Ferris Career Stats

J.J. Ferris Batting Stats

Batting Matches Innings Nos Runs High Score Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 9 17 4 114 20* 8.76 - - 0 0 - 0 4 0
T20Is - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
FC 198 328 56 4264 106 15.67 - - 1 15 - - 91 0
List A - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20s - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

J.J. Ferris Bowling Stats

Bowling Matches Innings Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10w
Tests 9 16 2302 775 61 7/37 13/91 12.7 2.01 37.7 4 6 1
T20Is - - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs - - - - - - - - - - - - -
FC 198 - 38396 14250 812 8/41 - 17.54 2.22 47.2 - 63 11
List A - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20s - - - - - - - - - - - - -

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