Jack Simmons      

Full name Jack Simmons

Born March 28, 1941, Clayton-le-Moors, Lancashire

Current age 75 years 57 days

Major teams Lancashire, Tasmania

Nickname Simmo, Flat Jack

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm offbreak

Height 6 ft 1 in

Education Accrington Technical School; Blackburn Technical College

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct St
First-class 450 564 146 9417 112 22.52 6 41 341 0
List A 470 290 102 3422 65 18.20 0 7 132 0
Bowling averages
Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
First-class 450 67009 28084 1033 7/59 27.18 2.51 64.8 41 6
List A 470 21068 12834 498 5/17 5/17 25.77 3.65 42.3 8 5 0
Career statistics
First-class span 1968 - 1989
List A span 1969 - 1989
Profile

The career of Jack Simmons gives hope to every club cricketer. A journeyman professional in the Lancashire leagues, he made his first-class debut in 1968 at 27 and thereafter scarcely missed a match - or meal - for over 20 years. His nickname 'Flat Jack' rather diminishes the effect of his tidy offspin and legendary tales of his consumption of fish and chips should not obscure his great contribution to Lancashire cricket, though it is a significant part of his appeal as a folk hero. He made vital runs in the lower order, often in partnership with his fellow spinner David Hughes, and it was from his bowling that Jack Bond took the famous catch to dismiss Asif Iqbal to win the 1971 Gillette Cup when a Kent victory looked inevitable. He made a huge impact as the overseas star of Tasmania and is currently chairman of Lancashire. In February 2008, he succeeded Dennis Amiss as chairman of the ECB.
Colin Schindler February 2008

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Apr 2, 2001

Western Province v Lancashire, Good Hope Challenge, 1 April 2001

Jack Simmons presents Hylton Ackerman with the winners trophy

© Photo by John Dawson

Jan 26, 2001

Pictured in 2000 Season .

Jack Simmons portrait

© Photo by John Dawson

Notes

Tasmania First-Class Career Span: 1972-79

Country Fixtures Country Results
Derbyshire v Kent at Derby - May 22-25
Derbyshire 492 & 9/3 (6 ov) Kent 412
Glamorgan v Essex at Cardiff - May 22-25
Glamorgan 260 & 295/3 (91 ov) Essex 313
Gloucs v Northants at Bristol - May 22-25
Northants 176 & 120/3 (42 ov) Gloucs 418
Hampshire v Notts at Southampton - May 22-25
Hampshire 270 & 189/8 (67 ov) Notts 189
Lancashire v Surrey at Manchester - May 22-24
Lancashire won by an innings and 96 runs
Leics v Worcs at Leicester - May 22-24
Worcs won by 7 wickets
Middlesex v Somerset at Lord's - May 22-25
Somerset 376 Middlesex 407/9 (139 ov)
Warwickshire v Durham at Birmingham - May 22-25
Warwickshire 313 & 114 Durham 190 & 154/4 (60 ov, target 238)
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