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Sir Jack Rumbold      

Full name Jack Seddon Rumbold

Born March 5, 1920, Reefton, West Coast, New Zealand

Died December 9, 2001, London (aged 81 years 279 days)

Major teams Oxford University

Batting style Right-hand bat

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct St
First-class 7 14 0 175 25 12.50 0 0 6 0
Bowling averages
Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
First-class 7 - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
First-class span 1946 - 1947

Wisden Obituary
Rumbold, Sir Jack Seddon, who died on December 9, 2001, aged 81, was one of two New Zealanders in the Oxford team that won the first post-war University Match, the other being Martin Donnelly. A solid opening bat, Rumbold made nine and ten at Lord's and played only seven games for Oxford in all, making 175 runs at 12.50 with a highest score of 25 against Middlesex on debut. The rest of his life was more eventful. In 1944, his ship, the destroyer Inglefield, was sunk by a German glider bomb off Anzio, and he was mentioned in despatches for helping fellow survivors to safety. Called to the Bar in 1948, he became crown prosecutor in Wanganui and later attorney general in Zanzibar, where he had to prepare a new constitution. Ten days after independence, a bloody coup took place; Seddon and family escaped on a yacht to the African mainland with only the clothes they stood up in. The new regime asked him back but he opted for attorney-general in Kenya. After moving to England, he became chairman and then president of the Industrial Tribunals, at which he liked to wear his MCC tie.
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack

Country Fixtures Country Results
1st Youth Test: England U19 v S Lanka U19 at Cambridge - Jul 26-29
England U19 500/9d S Lanka U19 7/1 (6.2 ov)
North Group: Worcs v Northants at Worcester - Jul 27
Northants 319/7 Worcs 122/1 (23/50 ov)
North Group: Yorkshire v Notts at Scarborough - Jul 27
Notts 251/9 Yorkshire 142/4 (29.1/50 ov)
North Group: Durham v Warwickshire at Gosforth - Jul 27
Warwickshire 292/7 Durham 65/0 (14.2/50 ov)
North Group: Derbyshire v Lancashire at Derby - Jul 27
Lancashire 208/4 (41/50 ov)
South Group: Surrey v Gloucs at The Oval - Jul 27
Surrey 259/6 (42.3/50 ov)
South Group: Sussex v Hampshire at Hove - Jul 27
Hampshire 220/6 (43/50 ov)
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