Johnny Wardle      

Full name John Henry Wardle

Born January 8, 1923, Ardsley, Yorkshire

Died July 23, 1985, Hatfield, Doncaster, Yorkshire (aged 62 years 196 days)

Major teams England, Cambridgeshire, Yorkshire

Batting style Left-hand bat

Bowling style Slow left-arm orthodox, Slow left-arm chinaman

John Henry Wardle
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 6s Ct St
Tests Insights on test 28 41 8 653 66 19.78 0 2 14 12 0
First-class 412 527 71 7333 79 16.08 0 18 257 0
List A 4 4 0 29 19 7.25 0 0 0 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests Insights on test 28 52 6597 2080 102 7/36 12/89 20.39 1.89 64.6 7 5 1
First-class 412 102626 35027 1846 9/25 18.97 2.04 55.5 134 29
List A 4 227 107 5 2/21 2/21 21.40 2.82 45.4 0 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut West Indies v England at Port of Spain, Feb 11-16, 1948 scorecard
Last Test England v West Indies at Lord's, Jun 20-22, 1957 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1946 - 1967/68
List A span 1964 - 1967
Profile

Johnny Wardle was one of the most skilful left-arm spinners the game has seen. Though he usually bowled in the orthodox tradition, as preferred by Yorkshire, he sometimes bowled wrist-spinners (with a bemusing googly - the `chinaman'), especially when on overseas duty for England. It was his misfortune that his career coincided with that of the more aggressive Tony Lock of Surrey, who was preferred to him for many Tests during the 1950s.

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May 7, 2004

Johnny Wardle

Johnny Wardle

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Jun 10, 1956

Johnny Wardle

Johnny Wardle

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Feb 2, 1955

Alan Davidson plays and misses off John Wardle and the ball is caught by keeper Godfrey Evans, Australia v England, 4th Test, Adelaide, 5th day, February 2, 1955

Alan Davidson plays and misses off John Wardle and the ball is caught by keeper Godfrey Evans

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Notes

Wisden Cricketer of the Year 1954

Country Fixtures Country Results
1st Test: England U19 v India U19 at Chesterfield - Jul 23-26
India U19 won by 334 runs
South Group: Somerset v Hampshire at Taunton - Jul 26
Somerset won by 14 runs
North Group: Notts v Worcs at Nottingham - Jul 26
Worcs 208/8 Notts 116/1 (10.2/20 ov, target 209)
North Group: Yorkshire v Durham at Leeds - Jul 26
Yorkshire 152/8 Durham 47/3 (9.2/20 ov, target 153)
3rd Test: England v South Africa at The Oval
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South Group: Middlesex v Essex at Lord's
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North Group: Northants v Worcs at Northampton
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South Group: Kent v Somerset at Canterbury
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