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Jack Robertson      

Full name John David Benbow Robertson

Born February 22, 1917, Chiswick, Middlesex

Died October 12, 1996, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk (aged 79 years 233 days)

Major teams England, Middlesex

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm offbreak

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John David Benbow Robertson
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 6s Ct St
Tests 11 21 2 881 133 46.36 2 6 1 6 0
First-class 509 897 46 31914 331* 37.50 67 161 352 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 11 5 138 58 2 2/17 2/17 29.00 2.52 69.0 0 0 0
First-class 509 5685 2536 73 4/37 34.73 2.67 77.8 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut England v South Africa at The Oval, Aug 16-20, 1947 scorecard
Last Test India v England at Chennai, Feb 6-10, 1952 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1937 - 1959
Profile

Polished and stylish, wristy and effortless: these were the words used time and again to describe innings played by Jack Robertson during his seasons with Middlesex. And at Test level, no more elegant pair than Len Hutton and Robertson ever opened England's batting. Unfortunately for the Southerner, and for impartial spectators, Hutton and Robertson opened together in only three Tests - two in West Indies in 1947-48, and at Lord's in 1949- because Lancashire's Washbrook was invariably seen as slightly superior against fast bowling.

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Jack Robertson

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Jack Robertson

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1948

Jack Robertson (Middlesex and England)

Jack Robertson (Middlesex and England)

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Notes

Wisden Cricketer of the Year 1948

Country Fixtures Country Results
2nd Test: West Indies v England at St George's - Apr 21-25
West Indies 299 & 202/2 England 464
Durham v Sussex at Chester-le-Street
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Gloucs v Derbyshire at Bristol
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Surrey v Essex at The Oval
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Yorkshire v Warwickshire at Leeds
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