Mary Johnson

Born on 7th November 1924 in Kingston upon Hull, Yorkshire, is former Test player for England, Winifred Mary Johnson.

A right-arm fast bowler, Mary made her Test debut at the Adelaide Oval in January 1949 in Molly Hide‘s team. It was the first Test of three against Australia. Mary took 1-46 in the first innings, the wicket of Alma Vogt and 1-38 in the second, taking the prize wicket of Una Paisley.

On the same tour England also played against New Zealand and it was in the Test match at Eden Park Auckland where Mary returned her best innings figures of 4-18. She took 1-8 in the second innings with England going on to win the match by 185 runs.

Mary played in two more series, both of them at home, against Mollie Dive‘s Australians in 1951 and Rona McKenzie‘s New Zealand team in 1954.

Mary Johnson passed away in July 2017.

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