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John Mann      

Full name John Pelham Mann

Born June 13, 1919, Byfleet, Surrey

Died September 8, 2002, New Orleans, Louisiana, United States of America (aged 83 years 87 days)

Major teams Cambridge University, Middlesex

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Legbreak

Relation Father - FT Mann, Brother - FG Mann, Nephew - EJ Cunningham

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct St
First-class 21 32 3 608 77 20.96 0 3 18 0
Bowling averages
Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI Ave Econ SR 5w 10
First-class 21 560 366 6 3/71 61.00 3.92 93.3 0 0
Career statistics
First-class span 1939-1947
Profile

Wisden Obituary
Mann, John Pelham, MC, died in New Orleans on September 8, 2002, aged 83. Two years younger than his brother George, who died in 2001, John Mann succeeded him as Eton captain in 1937 and joined him in the Cambridge side in 1939. Unlike his brother, though, or their father Frank, he did not get a Blue or go on to play for and captain England. Not that he lacked the talent. By the end of his four years in the Eton XI, with appearances for the Lord's Schools in the last two, good judges were vouching for his quality as a batsman. He made 62 for Middlesex against Cambridge on his first-class debut and, a few days later, an unbeaten 59 against the West Indians in his first match for Cambridge. One correspondent wrote that he batted "with the greatest nerve and judgment... to an extent that made his seniors look distinctly discredited". Yet in his next four games he never reached the heights expected of him. The chances are he would still have received his Blue, for he was batting like a good player out of form rather than a tyro, but he fell ill a fortnight before Lord's. The war denied him a second chance. After serving, like his brother, in the Scots Guards, Mann played 13 times for Middlesex in the 1946 Championship, hitting a career-best 77 against Warwickshire at Lord's which was notable for some fine front-foot driving in the public-school tradition. Not that county cricket was germane to his agenda. Forsaking the family brewing business, he went to work for Unilever in 1946, and played only once in 1947 to settle his first-class account at 608 runs and an average of 20.96 from 21 games. He took six wickets as a legspinner at 61 apiece. As managing director of Unilever in New Zealand in the 1950s, Mann developed Birds Eye as an international supplier of frozen foods, and he furthered his career in the United States before settling there permanently.
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3rd Investec Test: England v India at Southampton - Jul 27-31
England 569/7d India 229/6
Group A: Northants v Worcs at Milton Keynes - Jul 29
Worcs 274/9 Northants 144/7 (25.4/50 ov)
Group B: Notts v Somerset at Nottingham - Jul 29
Notts 261/8 Somerset 133/1 (28/50 ov)
Group A: Yorkshire v Gloucs at Leeds - Jul 29
Yorkshire 192 Gloucs 141/6 (35.1/50 ov)
Group B: Kent v Durham at Canterbury - Jul 29
Durham 194/4 (39.2/50 ov)
Group B: Warwickshire v Sussex at Birmingham - Jul 29
Warwickshire 195/2 (40.2/50 ov)
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