John Moss (umpire)

John Moss (7 February 1864 – 10 July 1950) was an English cricketer and umpire. Moss was a right-handed batsman who bowled right-arm medium pace. He was born at Clifton, Nottinghamshire.

John Moss
Personal information
Full name
John Moss
Born(1864-02-07)7 February 1864
Clifton, Nottinghamshire, England
Died10 July 1950(1950-07-10) (aged 86)
Keyworth, Nottinghamshire, England
BowlingRight-arm medium
RelationsJohn Butler (brother-in-law)
Domestic team information
Umpiring information
Tests umpired11 (1902–1921)
Career statistics
Competition First-class
Matches 1
Runs scored 2
Batting average 1.00
100s/50s –/–
Top score 1
Balls bowled
Bowling average
5 wickets in innings
10 wickets in match
Best bowling
Catches/stumpings –/–
Source: Cricinfo, 7 April 2012

Moss made a single first-class appearance for Nottinghamshire against the Marylebone Cricket Club at Lord's in 1892.[1] It was as an umpire that he was more prominently remembered, standing in 665 first-class matches between 1894 and 1932,[2] which included eleven Test matches between 1902 and 1921, the majority of which were Ashes matches between England and Australia.[3]

He died at Keyworth, Nottinghamshire on 10 July 1950. His brother-in-law, John Butler, also played first-class cricket.


  1. ^ "First-Class Matches played by John Moss". CricketArchive. Retrieved 7 April 2012.
  2. ^ "John Moss as Umpire in First-Class Matches". CricketArchive. Retrieved 7 April 2012.
  3. ^ "John Moss as Umpire in Test Matches". CricketArchive. Retrieved 7 April 2012.

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