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Jack Simmons      

Full name Jack Simmons

Born March 28, 1941, Clayton-le-Moors, Lancashire

Current age 76 years 2 days

Major teams Lancashire, Tasmania

Nickname Simmo, Flat Jack

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm offbreak

Height 6 ft 1 in

Education Accrington Technical School; Blackburn Technical College

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct St
First-class 450 564 146 9417 112 22.52 6 41 341 0
List A 470 290 102 3422 65 18.20 0 7 132 0
Bowling averages
Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
First-class 450 67009 28084 1033 7/59 27.18 2.51 64.8 41 6
List A 470 21068 12834 498 5/17 5/17 25.77 3.65 42.3 8 5 0
Career statistics
First-class span 1968 - 1989
List A span 1969 - 1989
Profile

The career of Jack Simmons gives hope to every club cricketer. A journeyman professional in the Lancashire leagues, he made his first-class debut in 1968 at 27 and thereafter scarcely missed a match - or meal - for over 20 years. His nickname 'Flat Jack' rather diminishes the effect of his tidy offspin and legendary tales of his consumption of fish and chips should not obscure his great contribution to Lancashire cricket, though it is a significant part of his appeal as a folk hero. He made vital runs in the lower order, often in partnership with his fellow spinner David Hughes, and it was from his bowling that Jack Bond took the famous catch to dismiss Asif Iqbal to win the 1971 Gillette Cup when a Kent victory looked inevitable. He made a huge impact as the overseas star of Tasmania and is currently chairman of Lancashire. In February 2008, he succeeded Dennis Amiss as chairman of the ECB.
Colin Schindler February 2008

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Apr 2, 2001

Western Province v Lancashire, Good Hope Challenge, 1 April 2001

Jack Simmons presents Hylton Ackerman with the winners trophy

© Photo by John Dawson

Jan 26, 2001

Pictured in 2000 Season .

Jack Simmons portrait

© Photo by John Dawson

Notes

Tasmania First-Class Career Span: 1972-79

Country Fixtures Country Results
Cambs MCCU v Notts at Cambridge - Mar 28-30
Notts 339 & 149/2 (41.1 ov) Cambs MCCU 123
Glamorgan v Cardiff MCCU at Cardiff - Mar 28-30
Glamorgan 342/7d Cardiff MCCU 37/0 (13.2 ov)
Gloucs v Durham MCCU at Bristol - Mar 28-30
Gloucs 405/7d Durham MCCU 78/2 (17 ov)
Kent v Lds-Brd MCCU at Canterbury - Mar 28-30
Kent 370/6d & 116/3 (33.2 ov) Lds-Brd MCCU 204
Leics v Lbroug MCCU at Leicester - Mar 28-30
Leics 194 Lbroug MCCU 220/4 (75.3 ov)
Oxford MCCU v Surrey at Oxford - Mar 28-30
Surrey 335/7d & 59/3 (26 ov) Oxford MCCU 172
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