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Jack Ikin      

Full name John Thomas Ikin

Born March 7, 1918, Bignall End, Staffordshire

Died September 15, 1984, Bignall End, Staffordshire (aged 66 years 192 days)

Major teams England, Lancashire

Batting style Left-hand bat

Bowling style Legbreak googly

Other Coach

Relation Son - MJ Ikin

John Thomas Ikin
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 6s Ct St
Tests 18 31 2 606 60 20.89 0 3 0 31 0
First-class 365 554 66 17968 192 36.81 27 108 419 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 18 11 572 354 3 1/38 1/43 118.00 3.71 190.6 0 0 0
First-class 365 22718 10262 339 6/21 30.27 2.71 67.0 11 1
Career statistics
Test debut England v India at Lord's, Jun 22-25, 1946 scorecard
Last Test England v South Africa at The Oval, Aug 13-17, 1955 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1938-1964
Profile

Jack Ikin played in eighteen Test for England between 1946 and 1955, scoring 606 runs with an average of 20.89 and taking three wickets at 118 runs each. These figures naturally suggest the question, why was he picked so often and so long? The answer is that, though at the time England had such bats as Hutton, Washbrook, Compton and Edrich and, at the end of the period, May and Cowdrey, there was not the depth of batting there had been before the war: two or three reliable players ere wanted to support the stars and crises were frequent. One gets the impression that the selectors, at a loss to fill the gap, constantly fell back on Ikin.

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Nov 29, 1946

Jack Ikin 'catches' Don Bradman in one of the Ashes' most controversial moments. The umpire ruled Bradman not out, to the dismay of the fielders, Australia v England, 1st Test, Brisbane, November 29, 1946

Jack Ikin 'catches' Don Bradman

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Jul 12, 1946

Jack Ikin, July 12, 1946

Jack Ikin

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