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Alan Oakman      

Full name Alan Stanley Myles Oakman

Born April 20, 1930, Hastings, Sussex

Current age 85 years 33 days

Major teams England, Sussex

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm offbreak

Other Coach

Relation Son-in-law - KD Smith

Alan Stanley Myles Oakman
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 2 2 0 14 10 7.00 0 0 1 0 7 0
First-class 538 912 79 21800 229* 26.17 22 101 594 0
List A 17 17 2 320 57 21.33 0 2 6 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 2 1 48 21 0 - - - 2.62 - 0 0 0
First-class 538 48481 20343 736 7/39 27.63 2.51 65.8 31 2
List A 17 138 79 3 2/28 2/28 26.33 3.43 46.0 0 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut England v Australia at Leeds, Jul 12-17, 1956 scorecard
Last Test England v Australia at Manchester, Jul 26-31, 1956 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1947 - 1968
List A span 1963 - 1968
Umpiring statistics
Only ODI England v Australia at Birmingham, Aug 28, 1972 scorecard
ODI matches 1
ODI statistics
Profile

Alan Oakman was a sound allrounder who was rather unfortunate to play only two Tests for England - both ended in comprehensive victories, the second being Laker's match at Manchester in 1956 when he took five catches close to the wicket. His height - he was 6' 6" - meant that he took catches others couldn't get near, especially bat-pad chances - and helped his batting where his tremendous reach and strength off the front foot meant that he was an outstanding driver of the ball - he passed 1000 runs in a season nine times. He was also a more than useful offspinner - he took 99 wickets in 1954 and a hat-trick in 1952. After retiring he briefly became an umpire, standing for one over of the 1973 Edgbaston Test when Arthur Fagg, the appointed official, refused to start in protest at West Indies' behaviour in the field. Oakman was Warwickshire's senior coach for 17 years from 1970, and then their assistant secretary. He was still making occasional appearances for the county's Over-50 side when almost 70.
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Aug 1956

Alan Oakman, portrait, August 1956

Alan Oakman, portrait

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Jul 31, 1956

Ken MacKay is caught by Alan Oakman, bowled Jim Laker, England v Australia, Manchester, July 31, 1956

Ken MacKay is caught by Alan Oakman, bowled Jim Laker

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