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Full name John Shepperd
Born May 8, 1937, Willesden, Middlesex
Current age 77 years 65 days
Major teams Middlesex, Norfolk
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm fast-medium
|List A span||1965-1968|
John Shepperd was a brisk opening bowler who played three times for Middlesex in 1959 and 1960 with no real success. He was on the books for three seasons but did not appear in 1961. After leaving Lord's he turned out regularly for Norfolk and latterly became a Minor Counties umpire.
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