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Jack Mason      

Full name John Richard Mason

Born March 26, 1874, Blackheath, Kent

Died October 15, 1958, Cooden Beach, Sussex (aged 84 years 203 days)

Major teams England, Kent

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm fast-medium

John Richard Mason
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 6s Ct St
Tests 5 10 0 129 32 12.90 0 0 0 3 0
First-class 339 557 36 17337 183 33.27 34 86 390 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 5 7 324 149 2 1/8 1/18 74.50 2.75 162.0 0 0 0
First-class 339 41813 18989 848 8/29 22.39 2.72 49.3 35 9
Career statistics
Test debut Australia v England at Sydney, Dec 13-17, 1897 scorecard
Last Test Australia v England at Sydney, Feb 26-Mar 2, 1898 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1893-1919
Profile

John Richard Mason was one of the finest amateur allrounders to play for Kent since the days of Alfred Mynn. Yet he never appeared for England against Australia in a home Test match. As one of A. E. Stoddart's second team who toured Australia, he took part in all five Test matches in 1897-98, but in England his nearest approach to a cap came in 1902 when he was one of fourteen from whom the final selection for the Birmingham Test was made. Still, he ranked as a very great player. Well over six feet, Mason made full use of his height and played with so straight a bat that he was always worth watching.

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Sep 6, 1909

Jack Mason

Jack Mason

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1901

WG Grace leans on the shoulder of Jack Mason and Lord Hawke sits on the left at the Hasting cricket festival, 1901

WG Grace leans on the shoulder of Jack Mason and Lord Hawke sits on the left at the Hasting cricket festival

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Notes

Wisden Cricketer of the Year 1898

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