Jack Massie      

Full name Robert John Allwright Massie

Born July 8, 1890, North Sydney, New South Wales

Died February 14, 1966, Mosman, Sydney, New South Wales (aged 75 years 221 days)

Major teams New South Wales

Batting style Left-hand bat

Bowling style Left-arm fast-medium

Height 6 ft 4 in

Relation Father - HH Massie

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct St
First-class 16 22 3 199 50* 10.47 0 1 15 0
Bowling averages
Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI Ave Econ SR 5w 10
First-class 16 3892 1824 99 7/110 18.42 2.81 39.3 7 4
Career statistics
First-class span 1910/11 - 1913/14

Jack Massie, the son of Australian Test captain Hugh Massie, played 16 matches for NSW as a tall fast left-arm bowler, taking 59 wickets at 18.66 in 1912-13, his first full season. The next season he again was to the fore, his 37 wickets coming at a cost of 16.32. By the time he joined the army, ruling out any games in 1914-15, he had represented his state at athletics, cricket, rowing and rugby, and was also the amateur heavyweight boxing champion. When he landed at Gallipoli in 1915 he tied a scarlet rag to his right arm so it would be a clear target for the Turkish marksmen and not his bowling arm. It made no difference. Grenade fragments shattered his left shoulder and ended his sporting career.
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