John McPhun

John David McPhun (born September 8, 1940 in Salisbury, Rhodesia) was a first-class cricketer who played for Rhodesia in the Currie Cup.

John McPhun
Personal information
Full nameJohn David McPhun
Born (1940-09-08) 8 September 1940 (age 80)
Salisbury, Rhodesia
BattingRight-hand batsman
Domestic team information
1960-1972Rhodesia cricket team
Career statistics
Competition FC List A
Matches 33 3
Runs scored 1514 13
Batting average 29.11 4.33
100s/50s 3/6 0/0
Top score 154 9
Balls bowled 12 -
Wickets 0 -
Bowling average - -
5 wickets in innings - -
10 wickets in match - -
Best bowling - -
Catches/stumpings 31/0 3/0
Source: CricketArchive, November 20 1971

McPhun struggled early in his career, making just 147 runs from his first eight first-class matches, with a highest score of 39.[1] After a ​2 12-year absence he returned to the side for a fixture against Border in the 1963/64 Currie Cup and, opening the batting with Ray Gripper, scored 131. Rhodesia went on to win the match by an innings and 74 runs.[2] Scores in the following two matches of 93 and 69* respectively saw him finish the season with an average of 106.00.

His form again fell away and in his next 11 matches could only manage two half centuries. McPhun however remained in the Rhodesian team and came good in 1970/71 with 525 runs at 75.00 in first-class matches, including 453 runs at 75.50 in the Currie Cup.[3] He made his highest first-class score of 154 in a match against Orange Free State at Bloemfontein in 1970.[4]

He was also a Rhodesian field hockey international and competed at the 1964 Summer Olympics in Tokyo.[5][6] His teammates included fellow cricketers Lloyd Koch and Robert Ullyett.


  1. ^ "First-class Batting and Fielding in Each Season by John McPhun". CricketArchive.
  2. ^ "Rhodesia v Border 1963/64". CricketArchive.
  3. ^ "Batting and Fielding for Rhodesia Currie Cup 1970/71". CricketArchive.
  4. ^ "Orange Free State v Rhodesia 1970/71". CricketArchive.
  5. ^ "John McPhun". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 2012-11-02. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  6. ^ "Olympians Who Played First-Class Cricket". Olympedia. Retrieved 28 July 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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