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John Savage      

Full name John Scholes Savage

Born March 3, 1929, Ramsbottom, Lancashire

Died July 14, 2008, Rochdale (aged 79 years 133 days)

Major teams Lancashire, Leicestershire, Marylebone Cricket Club

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm offbreak

Other Coach

John Scholes Savage
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
First-class 347 460 161 2154 33 7.20 0 0 96 0
List A 1 1 0 2 2 2.00 0 0 0 0 0 0
Bowling averages
Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
First-class 347 58199 23777 965 8/50 24.63 2.45 60.3 46 7
List A 1 48 54 4 4/54 4/54 13.50 6.75 12.0 1 0 0
Career statistics
First-class span 1953 - 1969
List A span 1963 - 1963
Profile

The offspinner John Savage played the majority of his first-class career at Leicestershire (1953-1966), before coming to Lancashire in 1967. With the emergence of Jack Simmons, opportunities in Lancashire's first team were limited, but Lancashire saw in Savage strong leadership qualities and asked him to take on the role of Player Coach for the club's up and coming talent. So in 1969, and until the end of his playing career in 1978, Savage remained in this role and nurtured the future stars of Lancashire with great success. In 2001, he was elected a Vice-President of Lancashire County Cricket Club. He died in 2008 after a short illness.
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