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
|First-class span||1947 - 1957|
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
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