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JJ Warr (1927-2016)

WARR - JJ (John James) died peacefully on 8 May 2016 after a long innings.

Husband of the late Val, much loved father of Sian and Kate and proud grandfather of Tom.

Private burial.

A Service of Thanksgiving to celebrate his life will be held at St Michael's Church, Bray on Friday 20 May 2016 at 2.30 pm.

No flowers, please but donations are welcome to Chance to Shine, c/o E. Sargeant & Sons, 61 St Leonards Road, Windsor, Berks, SL4 3BZ. Tel: 01753 865982.



Middlesex County Cricket Club is saddened to hear that former Middlesex captain JJ Warr has died at the age of 88.

Born in Ealing in 1927, John Warr was a Cambridge Blue between 1949 and 1952, and played 260 first-class matches for Middlesex until his retirement in 1960.

He scored 2,744 runs for the club and took 703 wickets during his career, with his best bowling figures of 9-65 taken against Kent at Lord's Cricket Ground in August 1956. He also captained Middlesex between 1958 and 1960.

He was a member of the MCC touring team to Australia in 1950-51, and played in two Test Matches. JJ Warr had a long and distinguished service in the administration of MCC, commencing in 1959 and ending when he left the MCC Committee in 1996, when he became an Honorary Life Vice-President.

The Middlesex and MCC flags at Lord's have been lowered to half mast as a mark of respect. 

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