John Human      

Full name John Hanbury Human

Born January 13, 1912, Gosforth, Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland

Died July 22, 1991, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia (aged 79 years 190 days)

Major teams Cambridge University, Middlesex

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Legbreak

Education Repton; Cambridge University

Relation Brother - RHC Human

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct St
First-class 105 161 14 5246 158* 35.68 15 21 66 0
Bowling averages
Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI Ave Econ SR 5w 10
First-class 105 4236 2498 73 7/119 34.21 3.53 58.0 3 0
Career statistics
First-class span 1932 - 1938

John Human was an outstanding natural games-player; a brilliant attacking middle-order batsman as well as a useful legspinner. Good judges at Repton, where he was in the XI for five years, maintained that John Human, younger brother of Roger, played better cricket in school matches than had been seen there for many years. In 1929, his third year, he shared in a great partnership of 253 with C. C. Clarke against the Pilgrims, his 136 being his first century for the school. Appointed captain for the following year, he was in devastating form, making 704 runs for an average of 78.22 and obtaining three centuries and four fifties by bold, aggressive strokeplay. Keeping up his reputation in 1931 with three consecutive hundreds for Repton, and some useful innings in Schools Week at Lord's, he was expected to enjoy a smooth passage into the first-class game when he went up to Cambridge.

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Jul 25, 1934

The Gentlemen XI: (back row, left to right) Hopper Levett, Errol Holmes, Alan Melville, Freddie Brown, John Human, AD Baxter; (front row) Bryan Valentine, Cyril Walters, Bob Wyatt, Gubby Allen, Maurice Turnbull, Gentlemen v Players, Lord's, 1st day, July 25, 1934

The Gentlemen XI for the match against the Players at Lord's

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