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John McMahon      

Full name John William Joseph McMahon

Born December 28, 1917, Balaklava, South Australia, Australia

Died May 8, 2001, North London (aged 83 years 131 days)

Major teams Somerset, Surrey

Batting style Left-hand bat

Bowling style Slow left-arm orthodox

John William Joseph McMahon
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct St
First-class 201 285 125 989 24 6.18 0 0 109 0
Bowling averages
Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI Ave Econ SR 5w 10
First-class 201 37038 16289 590 8/46 27.60 2.63 62.7 30 2
Career statistics
First-class span 1947-1957
Profile

John William Joseph McMahon, who died May 8 aged 83, was an orthodox left-arm spinner from Balaclava, South Australia who played 84 matches for Surrey from 1947-1953, winning his cap in 1948. He then moved to Somerset where he made 115 appearances between 1954 and 1957, being capped in 1954, but was dismissed for disciplinary reasons despite being the county's most effective spinner. In 201 first-class matches, McMahon took 590 wickets for an average of 27.60: a negligible batsman, he scored 989 runs. His best bowling performance in an innings was 8 for 46, figures coincidentally achieved twice. The first instance was for Surrey against Northamptonshire at The Oval in 1948, the second was for Somerset against Kent at Yeovil in 1955. Both were first-innings performances in matches eventually won.
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Jul 16, 1953

Peter Loader is congratulated by David Fletcher (standing) for his 8 for 21 as Bernie Constable, Arthur McIntyre, Ken Barrington and John McMahon look on, Surrey v Worcestershire, County Championship, 2nd day, The Oval, July 16, 1953

Peter Loader is congratulated by David Fletcher for his 8 for 21

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