Jack Martin      

Full name John William Martin

Born February 16, 1917, Catford, London

Died January 4, 1987, Woolwich, London (aged 69 years 322 days)

Major teams England, Kent

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm fast

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 6s Ct St
Tests 1 2 0 26 26 13.00 0 0 2 0 0
First-class 44 69 15 623 40 11.53 0 0 32 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 1 2 270 129 1 1/111 1/129 129.00 2.86 270.0 0 0 0
First-class 44 9608 3888 162 7/53 24.00 2.42 59.3 8 1
Career statistics
Only Test England v South Africa at Nottingham, Jun 7-11, 1947 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1939 - 1953
Profile

Jack Martin was a dapper, right-arm fast bowler and a capable lower-order batsman who made three appearances for Kent before the war. His outings were limited to the time he could get off from his work as a manager for Legal & General Assurance. In 1947 a shortage of genuine quick bowlers led to his call-up for the first Test against South Africa - he had just taken nine wickets in his first Championship appearance of the summer. Opening the attack with Alec Bedser, he took 1 for 111 as South Africa amassed 533. England were skittled out for 208 and, following on, were facing possible defeat when he added 51 for the 10th wicket with Eric Hollies. He was not picked again, and continued to play a few games every summer for Kent and MCC when time permitted. He played the bulk of his club cricket for Catford Wanderers.
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Country Fixtures Country Results
1st Investec Test: England v New Zealand at Lord's - May 21-25
England 389 New Zealand 268/2
North Group: Leics v Derbyshire at Leicester - May 22
Derbyshire 40/1 (3.5/20 ov)
South Group: Somerset v Sussex at Taunton - May 22
Sussex 35/1 (4/20 ov)
South Group: Glamorgan v Essex at Cardiff
May 22, 2015 (18:30 local | 17:30 GMT | 13:30 EDT | 12:30 CDT | 10:30 PDT)
North Group: Lancashire v Durham at Manchester
May 22, 2015 (18:30 local | 17:30 GMT | 13:30 EDT | 12:30 CDT | 10:30 PDT)
North Group: Notts v Yorkshire at Nottingham
May 22, 2015 (18:30 local | 17:30 GMT | 13:30 EDT | 12:30 CDT | 10:30 PDT)
North Group: Warwickshire v Worcs at Birmingham
May 22, 2015 (18:30 local | 17:30 GMT | 13:30 EDT | 12:30 CDT | 10:30 PDT)
South Group: Hampshire v Kent at Southampton
May 22, 2015 (19:00 local | 18:00 GMT | 14:00 EDT | 13:00 CDT | 11:00 PDT)
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