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Sir John Masterman      

Full name John Cecil Masterman

Born January 12, 1891, Kingston Hill, Surrey

Died June 6, 1977, Oxford (aged 86 years 145 days)

Major teams Free Foresters, HDG Leveson-Gower's XI

Nickname JC

Batting style Left-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm medium

Education Oxford University

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct St
First-class 4 6 2 77 36* 19.25 0 0 7 0
Bowling averages
Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI Ave Econ SR 5w 10
First-class 4 408 236 4 2/124 59.00 3.47 102.0 0 0
Career statistics
First-class span 1926 - 1930
Profile

THE death of Sir John Masterman in June at the age of 86 removes a personification of the scholar-sportsman almost without compare. When again will Worcester College have a provost or the University of Oxford a vice-chancellor who combined the qualities of a distinguished teacher of history with first-class skill at six sports? Not indeed that JC's achievements ended there, for as deputy-chief of MI5 in the Second World War he was a key figure in `turning' the entire German spy network in the UK to serve British ends. He was an author of distinction also, and, in his old age, personnel adviser to an industrial combine.

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Country Fixtures Country Results
2nd Investec Test: England v Sri Lanka at Chester-le-Street - May 27-31
England 498/9d Sri Lanka 101 & 343/6 (96.1 ov) (f/o)
Northants v Essex at Northampton - May 28-31
Northants 444 Essex 321/2 (90.5 ov)
Notts v Durham at Nottingham - May 28-31
Notts 534 Durham 250/5 (58.2 ov)
Somerset v Surrey at Taunton - May 28-31
Surrey 264 & 135/9 (68 ov) Somerset 102
Sussex v Derbyshire at Hove - May 28-31
Derbyshire 150 Sussex 401/6 (102.3 ov)
Kent v Leics at Canterbury - May 29-Jun 1
Leics 341 Kent 15/0 (8.1 ov)
Middlesex v Hampshire at Northwood - May 29-Jun 1
Middlesex 412/3 (109.2 ov)
Worcs v Gloucs at Worcester - May 29-Jun 1
Worcs 413/9 (109 ov)
Yorkshire v Lancashire at Leeds - May 29-Jun 1
Yorkshire 308 Lancashire 37/0 (11.1 ov)
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