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John Whitehouse      

Full name John Whitehouse

Born April 8, 1949, Nuneaton, Warwickshire

Current age 65 years 13 days

Major teams Warwickshire

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm offbreak

Education King Edward VI, Nuneaton; Bristol University

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct St
First-class 180 309 38 8693 197 32.07 15 35 120 0
List A 144 137 11 3106 109 24.65 1 13 42 0
Bowling averages
Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
First-class 180 781 471 6 2/55 78.50 3.61 130.1 0 0
List A 144 36 36 1 1/36 1/36 36.00 6.00 36.0 0 0 0
Career statistics
First-class span 1971-1980
List A span 1971-1980
Profile

John Whitehouse was a strong right-hand batsman who made a remarkable start with Warwickshire, smashing 173 against Oxford University on his first-class debut in 1971 including a hundred in 97 minutes. He did not maintain that form in the next two summers and then missed a year because of accountancy examinations, but still became a middle0order stalwart and when David Brown stood down in 1978 he took over the captaincy. It was a wretched time to take charge as the Packer affair was at its height and the county was embroiled in a bitter row after deciding not to renew the contract of Dennis Amiss, one of the first WSC signings. Whitehouse bore the brunt of the flack, rather unfairly, and he resigned after two fractious seasons. He returned for the last six weeks of the 1980 season and, freed from responsibility, played with the zest of old and made 725 runs at 65.90. It was quite a way to bow out.

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