Vale Arthur Morris

26 Aug 2015

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Australian Cricketers’ Association (ACA) President Greg Dyer paid tribute on the weekend to former Australian batsman and ACA Member Arthur Morris, who died aged 93.


"On behalf of all past and present players, I express my deep sadness at the passing of Arthur Morris.


"He was a true great of the game and one of our finest batsmen. His contribution as a player places him amongst the best.


"His gentlemanly nature and genuine love of the game means he will be sorely missed but fondly remembered.


"Our condolences to his wife Judith and family."

A member of Australia’s Test Team of the Century in 2000 and the famous ‘Invincibles’ team, Morris was inducted into the Australian Cricket Hall of Fame in 2001.

An aggressive left-hander, Morris scored 12 Test centuries, the highest of which was 206 against England at Adelaide in 1950-51. He finished with 3533 runs at 46.46 in 46 Tests, a superb record in any era.