Jack White      

Full name John Cornish White

Born February 19, 1891, Holford, Somerset

Died May 2, 1961, Yarde Farm, Combe-Florey, Somerset (aged 70 years 72 days)

Major teams England, Somerset

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Slow left-arm orthodox

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 6s Ct St
Tests 15 22 9 239 29 18.38 0 0 0 6 0
First-class 472 765 102 12202 192 18.40 6 41 428 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 15 27 4801 1581 49 8/126 13/256 32.26 1.97 97.9 1 3 1
First-class 472 129439 43759 2355 10/76 18.58 2.02 54.9 193 58
Career statistics
Test debut England v Australia at Leeds, Jul 2-5, 1921 scorecard
Last Test South Africa v England at Durban, Feb 21-25, 1931 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1909 - 1937
Profile

Jack White didn't turn it much for a left-arm spin bowler, instead relying on accuracy and variations of pace. He served England well between the reigns of Wilfred Rhodes and Hedley Verity, playing 14 of his 15 Tests after the age of 37. His finest hour came in the steaming heat of Adelaide in 1928-29, when his match figures were 124.5-37-256-13 in England's 12-run victory. In the entire series he conceded only 760 runs from 406.4 overs, taking 25 wickets. He was no slouch with the bat either, scoring six first-class hundreds and twice achieving the double. He captained Somerset for five seasons, and was president in 1960. He was also a Test selector between 1929 and 1930. His nickname owed much to his ruddy complexion - and the fact he was a farmer!
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Wisden Cricketer of the Year 1929

Country Fixtures Country Results
Hampshire v Somerset at Southampton - Jun 26-29
Match drawn
Kent v Derbyshire at Canterbury - Jun 26-29
Match drawn
Middlesex v Lancashire at Lord's - Jun 26-29
Match drawn
Warwickshire v Notts at Birmingham - Jun 26-29
Match drawn
Yorkshire v Pakistan A at Leeds - Jun 26-29
Match drawn
Leics v Gloucs at Leicester - Jun 27-30
Leics 334 Gloucs 69/0 (27.2 ov)
4th ODI: England v Sri Lanka at The Oval - Jun 29
England won by 6 wickets (with 11 balls remaining) (D/L method)
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