Roly Jenkins      

Full name Roland Oliver Jenkins

Born November 24, 1918, Rainbow Hill, Worcester

Died July 22, 1995, Worcester (aged 76 years 240 days)

Major teams England, Worcestershire

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Legbreak googly

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 6s Ct St
Tests Insights on test 9 12 1 198 39 18.00 0 0 0 4 0
First-class 386 573 120 10073 109 22.23 1 40 213 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests Insights on test 9 18 2118 1098 32 5/116 9/290 34.31 3.11 66.1 3 1 0
First-class 386 59571 30945 1309 8/62 23.64 3.11 45.5 92 20
Career statistics
Test debut South Africa v England at Durban, Dec 16-20, 1948 scorecard
Last Test England v India at Lord's, Jun 19-24, 1952 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1938 - 1958
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Wisden obituary
Roly Jenkins was one of the most popular, and skilful, county cricketers of the years just after the war. He will forever be associated with long afternoons at Worcester, running up to bowl his leg-breaks in his cap (though he batted without one) with a seaman's gait (though his furthest posting during the war was fire-watching at the top of Worcester Cathedral) and punctuating the game with a very mellow sort of humour. However, he was a fundamentally serious cricketer, indeed almost obsessive. He played nine Tests, but in the end his career may have been damaged by his constant search for perfection--as well as his propensity to make remarks that were not always appreciated by starchy authority.

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Wisden Cricketer of the Year 1950

Country Fixtures Country Results
Durham v Worcs at Chester-le-Street - Jun 26-29
Match drawn
Essex v Middlesex at Chelmsford - Jun 26-29
Middlesex 246 & 156/3 (61 ov) Essex 542/3d
Glamorgan v Derbyshire at Cardiff - Jun 26-29
Derbyshire 288 & 160 Glamorgan 237 & 119/6 (57 ov, target 212)
Hampshire v Somerset at Southampton - Jun 26-29
Hampshire 211/9d & 96/5 (39 ov) Somerset 147
Northants v Leics at Northampton - Jun 26-29
Northants 261 & 289/7d Leics 157 & 218/3 (63.4 ov, target 394)
Notts v Kent at Nottingham - Jun 26-29
Kent 180 & 259/8 (91.5 ov) Notts 371
Sussex v Gloucs at Hove - Jun 26-29
Sussex 358/9d & 142/1d Gloucs 150/1d & 68/4 (29 ov, target 351)
Yorkshire v Surrey at Leeds - Jun 26-29
Match drawn
Eng Lions v South Africa at Worcester - Jun 29-Jul 1
South Africa 58/1 (20 ov)
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