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Roly Jenkins      

Full name Roland Oliver Jenkins

Born November 24, 1918, Rainbow Hill, Worcester

Died July 22, 1995, Worcester (aged 76 years 240 days)

Major teams England, Worcestershire

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Legbreak googly

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 6s Ct St
Tests 9 12 1 198 39 18.00 0 0 0 4 0
First-class 386 573 120 10073 109 22.23 1 40 213 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 9 18 2118 1098 32 5/116 9/290 34.31 3.11 66.1 3 1 0
First-class 386 59571 30945 1309 8/62 23.64 3.11 45.5 92 20
Career statistics
Test debut South Africa v England at Durban, Dec 16-20, 1948 scorecard
Last Test England v India at Lord's, Jun 19-24, 1952 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1938 - 1958
Profile

Wisden obituary
Roly Jenkins was one of the most popular, and skilful, county cricketers of the years just after the war. He will forever be associated with long afternoons at Worcester, running up to bowl his leg-breaks in his cap (though he batted without one) with a seaman's gait (though his furthest posting during the war was fire-watching at the top of Worcester Cathedral) and punctuating the game with a very mellow sort of humour. However, he was a fundamentally serious cricketer, indeed almost obsessive. He played nine Tests, but in the end his career may have been damaged by his constant search for perfection--as well as his propensity to make remarks that were not always appreciated by starchy authority.

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Wisden Cricketer of the Year 1950

Country Fixtures Country Results
Northants v Essex at Northampton - May 28-31
Northants 444 & 56/4 (19 ov) Essex 640
Notts v Durham at Nottingham - May 28-31
Notts 534 & 104/1 (31 ov) Durham 447
Somerset v Surrey at Taunton - May 28-30
Somerset won by 1 wicket
Sussex v Derbyshire at Hove - May 28-31
Derbyshire 150 & 195/6 (74 ov) Sussex 447/8d
Kent v Leics at Canterbury - May 29-Jun 1
Leics 341 Kent 117/2 (44 ov)
Middlesex v Hampshire at Northwood - May 29-Jun 1
Middlesex 467/3d Hampshire 131 & 62/3 (20 ov) (f/o)
Worcs v Gloucs at Worcester - May 29-Jun 1
Worcs 439 Gloucs 226/5 (78 ov)
Yorkshire v Lancashire at Leeds - May 29-Jun 1
Yorkshire 308 & 77/3 (31 ov) Lancashire 196
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