John Warr
John Warr was elected as the honourary Vice-President of MCC in 1996. © eBay

John James Warr, former England fast bowler, who was also MCC Honorary Vice-President has passed away at the ripe of 88. Warr was born on July 16, 1927 in Ealing, Middlesex, England. He played for Cambridge University for a period of around four years starting 1949. He began his county career for Middlesex simultaneously. Warr played in Ashes 1950-51 when England toured Australia. He played in two Tests then and was able to scalp one batsman, and gave 139 runs in that match. These were the only two international Test matches in which he participated. Besides them, he played in 344 First-Class games in which he took 956 wickets at an average of 22.79 and a strike rate of 55.4. His economy was 2.46. He took five wickets in an innings on 35 occasions and 10 wickets in am match five times in his domestic career. Warr also scored three fifties in his First-Class career with a highest score of an unbeaten 54 runs. Ashes 1950-51: The predicament of John Warr and generosity of Ian Johnson

As per a report on, Warr was elected as the honourary Vice-President of MCC in 1996. His best bowling figures in an innings (in First-Class matches) were 9 for 65. He also took 118 catches in First-Class cricket. In the year 1950, the right-handed bowler had taken 87 wickets in domestic cricket which helped him getting picked for the Ashes tour. England lost that series and Warr was never able to make a comeback in Test cricket. He retired 10 years hence to focus on his career. Later he became the trustee of MCC and  from 1987-88 (for a period of approximately one year) he served as its President. Warr played First-Class cricket from 1949 to 1960.