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Jack Alabaster      

Full name John Chaloner Alabaster

Born July 11, 1930, Invercargill, Southland

Current age 84 years 11 days

Major teams New Zealand, Otago

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Legbreak googly

Relation Brother - GD Alabaster

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 6s Ct St
Tests 21 34 6 272 34 9.71 0 0 0 7 0
First-class 143 212 30 2427 82 13.33 0 5 94 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 21 32 3992 1863 49 4/46 8/180 38.02 2.80 81.4 4 0 0
First-class 143 30140 12687 500 7/41 25.37 2.52 60.2 25 4
Career statistics
Test debut Pakistan v New Zealand at Karachi, Oct 13-17, 1955 scorecard
Last Test West Indies v New Zealand at Port of Spain, Mar 9-14, 1972 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1955-1972
Profile

A legbreak bowler, the best New Zealand have produced, and an occasionally useful batsman, Jack Alabaster toured India and Pakistan in 1955-56, England in 1958, South Africa in 1961-62 ... and West Indies in 1971-72. He reached his peak in South Africa, where, in all first-class matches, he took 86 wickets, more than anyone else, and scored 296 handy runs as well. And in the five Tests he took 22 wickets, helping New Zealand to square a series for the first time.
Christopher Martin-Jenkins

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