Jack Newstead      

Full name John Thomas Newstead

Born September 8, 1877, Marton-in-Cleveland, Yorkshire

Died March 25, 1952, Blackburn, Lancashire (aged 74 years 199 days)

Major teams Yorkshire

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm medium, Right-arm offbreak

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct St
First-class 109 150 20 2104 100* 16.18 1 6 83 0
Bowling averages
Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI Ave Econ SR 5w 10
First-class 109 15556 5947 310 7/10 19.18 2.29 50.1 14 4
Career statistics
First-class span 1903 - 1913

Jack Newstead is the only Wisden Cricketer of the Year known to have died and not obituarised in the Almanack at the time of his death. Newstead was chosen in 1909 after a spectacular season in 1908, when he took 140 wickets, at 16.50 each, and scored 927 runs. He played a major role in Yorkshire's return to the top of the County Championship and, had there been a Test series, would probably have played or England. However, this was the extent of his success. He had only just broken into the Yorkshire team after playing twice in 1903 and then joining the MCC staff. The following year, he quickly declined and in 1910 lost his place. Contemporaries described him as having a high and relaxed bowling action just above medium pace: he was regarded as a "talented but careless" batsman.
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack

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