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Sandy Jacques      

Full name Thomas Alec Jacques

Born February 19, 1905, Cliffe, Yorkshire

Died February 23, 1995, Selby, Yorkshire (aged 90 years 4 days)

Major teams Yorkshire

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm fast

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct St
First-class 30 22 9 168 35* 12.92 0 0 14 0
Bowling averages
Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI Ave Econ SR 5w 10
First-class 30 4192 1935 62 5/33 31.20 2.76 67.6 2 0
Career statistics
First-class span 1927-1936

Wisden obituary
JACQUES, THOMAS ALEC, died on February 23, 1995, aged 90. Sandy Jacques was said by Sir Len Hutton to have had the finest fast bowling action he had ever seen but what might have been a famous career was curtailed by injury. Jacques made his debut for Yorkshire in 1927 and after only six matches was taking four for 53 in a Test trial at Lord's. His ability to maintain pace and length for long periods impressed observers and he turned professional, amid high expectations, the following year. But it became clear that his legs could not stand the strain of cricket six days a week; he even tried wearing five pairs of socks to try and lessen the pain. Thereafter, he appeared only intermittently, and devoted himself to League cricket, in which he was a demon, and his farm at Cliffe, near Selby, where he lived all his life. Jacques played 30 first-class matches in all, 28 for Yorkshire, and never finished on the losing side.
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack

Country Fixtures Country Results
Northants v Somerset at Northampton - Jul 12-15
Somerset 375 & 249/8d Northants 221 & 32/0
Durham v Warwickshire at Chester-le-Street - Jul 13-16
Warwickshire 472 Durham 11/0
Essex v Hampshire at Colchester - Jul 13-16
Hampshire 246 Essex 2/0
Lancashire v Notts at Liverpool - Jul 13-16
Lancashire 225 Notts 257/9
Worcs v Leics at Worcester - Jul 13-16
Worcs 321 Leics 264/6
Gloucs v Derbyshire at Cheltenham - Jul 14-17
Gloucs 226/4
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