Percy Jeeves      

Full name Percy Jeeves

Born March 5, 1888, Earlsheaton, Dewsbury, Yorkshire

Died July 22, 1916, High Wood, Montauban, France (aged 28 years 139 days)

Major teams Warwickshire

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm medium-fast

Percy Jeeves
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct St
First-class 50 81 6 1204 86* 16.05 0 4 49 0
Bowling averages
Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI Ave Econ SR 5w 10
First-class 50 8952 3987 199 7/34 20.03 2.67 44.9 12 1
Career statistics
First-class span 1912 - 1914

Percy Jeeves (Royal Warwickshire Regiment) was killed on July 22, England losing a cricketer of whom very high hopes had been entertained. Jeeves was born at Earlsheaton, in Yorkshire, on the 5th of March, 1888. He played his first serious cricket for the Goole C.C., and became a professional at Hawes. He took part in Yorkshire trial matches in 1910, but presumably failed to attract much attention. Soon afterwards he went to live in Warwickshire, playing for that county, when not fully qualified, against the Australians and South Africans in 1912. No special success rewarded him in those matches, but in 1913 he did brilliant work for Warwickshire, both as bowler and batsman, and firmly established his position. He took 106 wickets in first-class matches that season at a cost of 20.88 each, and scored 765 runs with an average of 20.13. In 1914 he held his own as a bowler, taking ninety wickets in first-class matches, but in batting he was less successful than before. He was chosen for Players against Gentlemen at the Oval, and by his fine bowling helped the Players to win the match, sending down in the Gentlemen's second innings 15 overs for 44 runs and four wickets. Mr. P. F. Warner was greatly impressed and predicated that Jeeves would be an England bowler in the near future. Within a month War had been declared. Jeeves was a right-handed bowler on the quick side of medium pace, and with an easy action came off the ground with plenty of spin. He was very popular among his brother players.
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Warwickshire allrounder Percy Jeeves, August 27, 2007

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