Help us welcome Arthur Morris on 19 March 2012

06/03/12 Category: Blog Posted by:

Visit The International Cricket Hall of Fame and you will be able to see photos of The Invincibles in the very first gallery. FOR ONE DAY ONLY, you will be able to meet one of the legends in person, ARTHUR MORRIS.

 

Mike Coward interviews Arthur Morris
Monday, 19 March 2012
2:30 – 3:30 pm
Questions from the public are welcome
Signing opportunities at the conclusion of the interview

The acme of elegance and the epitome of sportsmanship, Arthur Morris lost prime run-getting years to the war after the then unprecedented feat, as an 18-year-old, of scoring a hundred in each innings of his first-class debut in December 1940.

By his first series against England in 1946-47, however, this calm and compact left-hander was close to the finished article, and scored three consecutive hundreds. He then outscored even Bradman in the Tests of 1948: only three Australians, in fact, have a better Ashes average.

Once decoupled from his favourite partner Sid Barnes, Morris was a more spasmodic performer, although he ended a run of outs against England in January 1951 with his highest Test score, 206, and carried on molesting bowlers most civilly for another five years. (Gideon Haigh-ESPN)

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