Moroney on a 1948 card
|Born||24 July 1917|
Macksville, New South Wales, Australia
|Died||1 July 1999 (aged 81)|
Orange, New South Wales, Australia
Moroney was a slow-scoring Australian batsman who toured South Africa with success in 1949–50, making his maiden Test century and a second century in the same match. He failed in the First Test of the 1950-51 Ashes series, making a pair when Australia were reduced to 228 on a good batting wicket in the first innings and 32/7 on a rain-affected horror in the second, when Australia lost their first three wickets without making a run. Having made a pair and failing to add a single run for the first wicket Moroney was dropped even though Australia won by 70 runs and other, more famous, batsmen failed. He was replaced as opener by Ken Archer and played only one more Test against the West Indies.