John Maguire (cricketer)

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John Maguire
Cricket information
Batting Right-hand bat
Bowling Right-arm fast-medium
Career statistics
Competition Tests ODIs
Matches 3 23
Runs scored 28 42
Batting average 7.00 7.00
100s/50s -/- -/-
Top score 15* 14*
Balls bowled 616 1009
Wickets 10 19
Bowling average 32.29 40.47
5 wickets in innings
10 wickets in match n/a
Best bowling 4/57 3/61
Catches/stumpings 2/- 2/-
Source: Cricinfo, 12 December 2005

John Norman Maguire (born 15 September 1956 in Murwillumbah, New South Wales) is a former Australian cricketer who played in 3 Tests and 23 ODIs from 1983 to 1984.


A right-arm fast-medium bower, Maguire debuted for Wynnum Manly in Queensland at 20 years and 74 days after being discovered playing Warehouse cricket. For Wynnum he played over eight seasons from 1977 to 1984, taking 96 wickets at 19.18.[1]

Maguire made his first-class cricket debut for Queensland in 1977–78 but did not hold down a regular place until 1981–82. He played his first one-day international in 1982–83, earning fame because he was called up during a Sheffield Shield game and had to be replaced by Michael Maranta.

Maguire toured Sri Lanka in 1983 without playing a Test although he played some one day games.[2]


Maguire made his test debut against Pakistan in December 1983, replacing an injured Rodney Hogg.[3]

He was picked in the squad to tour the West Indies in 1984 and played in the last two tests.[4][5]

He also went on the one day tour to India in 1984.

Rebel Cricket Tours

Maguire was unable to break into the Test side over the 1984–85 summer. He was close to being selected in the squad to tour England in 1985. When Terry Alderman and Rod McCurdy revealed they had signed to play in South Africa over the 1985–86 and 86-87 summers, they were replaced by Carl Rackemann and Maguire. However it was then revealed they had both signed as well and were unable to tour. (They would be replaced by Jeff Thomson and Dave Gilbert.)[6][7][8]

Like the other rebel tourists, Maguire was banned from first class cricket in Australia for three years and from representative cricket for two years. He played in South Africa during that time.

Later career

Towards the end of his career he played two seasons in South Africa for Eastern Province and one for English county side Leistershire, winning South African Cricketer of the Year in 1990.

His return to South Africa meant he was banned for an additional ten years, but this was lifted when South Africa was re-admitted to world cricket.[9]


  1. ^ 'Australian Representatives' Queensland Cricket Archived 27 March 2012 at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ "CRICKET Yardley set to return". The Canberra Times. 16 April 1983. p. 44. Retrieved 18 February 2016 – via National Library of Australia.
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  8. ^ "CRICKET Ashes party departs". The Canberra Times. 1 May 1985. p. 42. Retrieved 18 February 2016 – via National Library of Australia.
  9. ^ "S. Africa rebels ban off". The Canberra Times. 7 August 1991. p. 38. Retrieved 18 February 2016 – via National Library of Australia.

External links

  • Player profile at Cricinfo
  • John Maguire at CricketArchive
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