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
Durham v Yorkshire at Chester-le-Street - Jun 28-Jul 1
Yorkshire won by an innings and 47 runs
Middlesex v Hampshire at Lord's - Jun 28-Jul 1
Middlesex won by 9 wickets
Warwickshire v Sussex at Birmingham - Jun 28-Jul 1
Match drawn
Lancashire v Northants at Manchester - Jun 29-Jul 2
Northants 438 & 283/9d (66.5 ov) Lancashire 308
Notts v Worcs at Nottingham - Jun 29-Jul 2
Notts 240 & 361/9 (124.4 ov) Worcs 283
Varsity Match: Cambridge U v Oxford Uni at Cambridge - Jun 30-Jul 3
Oxford Uni 156 & 127/1 (26.4 ov) Cambridge U 346
Essex v Australians at Chelmsford - Jul 1-4
Australians 433/5 (88 ov)
South Group: Surrey v Gloucs at The Oval
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