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Full name John Walter Rutherford
Born September 25, 1929, Bruce Rock, Western Australia
Current age 85 years 84 days
Major teams Australia, Western Australia
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Legbreak
|Only Test||India v Australia at Mumbai (BS), Oct 26-31, 1956 scorecard|
A defensive opening batsman, Jack Rutherford was the first Western Australian to be selected for a major tour and the first to be capped when he was included in the Australian side which visited England, India, and Pakistan in 1956. His inclusion owed much to his hundred in the Test trial at Sydney, batting despite suffering injuries in a car accident shortly before the match. On the tour he played only one Test, making 30 and taking 1 for 15 with his occasional legbreaks.
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