John Dewes      

Full name John Gordon Dewes

Born October 11, 1926, North Latchford, Cheshire

Current age 87 years 326 days

Major teams England, Cambridge University, Middlesex

Batting style Left-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm medium

Relation Son - AR Dewes, Grandson - JJN Dewes

John Gordon Dewes
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 6s Ct St
Tests 5 10 0 121 67 12.10 0 1 0 0 0
First-class 137 229 24 8564 212 41.77 18 45 48 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 5 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 137 114 71 2 1/0 35.50 3.73 57.0 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut England v Australia at The Oval, Aug 14-18, 1948 scorecard
Last Test Australia v England at Melbourne, Dec 22-27, 1950 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1945-1957
Profile

John Dewes was a left-handed opening batsman of whom much was expected but who ultimately failed to live up to his early potential. In 1945 he was one of three relative unknowns included in the England side for the 'Victory' Test against Australia at Lord's (it was his first-class debut). His form for Cambridge earlier that summer, including scored 1000 runs in May in minor matches, led to his call-up. He continued to pile on runs for Cambridge - he shared a record unbeaten stand of 429 with Hubert Doggart against Essex in 1949, and a year earlier smashed 212 against Sussex. He made his Test debut in 1948, but in ten innings between then and 1950-51 he only reached double figures three times, passing fifty just once. His star continued to wane, although he still showed glimpses of his ability; in 1955 he made 644 in seven matches. His teaching duties took up more of his time after 1950 - he was master at Tonbridge, Rugby and Dulwich - and he subsequently became a headmaster in Australia. He was also a hockey Blue, and his son, Anthony, won a cricket Blue in 1978.
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Latest Photos

1950

John Dewes

John Dewes

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1949

Hubert Doggart (left) and John Dewes celebrate their unbeaten second-wicket stand of 429 for Cambridge against Essex at Fenners in 1949

Hubert Doggart (left) and John Dewes celebrate their unbeaten second-wicket stand of 429 for Cambridge against Essex at Fenners in 1949

© The Cricketer International

1947

John Dewes

John Dewes

© The Cricketer International

Country Fixtures Country Results
Derbyshire v Worcs at Derby - Aug 31-Sep 3
Derbyshire 356 Worcs 270/6
Durham v Notts at Chester-le-Street - Aug 31-Sep 3
Durham 253 & 226/8 Notts 188
Hampshire v Leics at Southampton - Aug 31-Sep 3
Leics 303 Hampshire 99/0
Kent v Glamorgan at Canterbury - Aug 31-Sep 3
Glamorgan 329 Kent 240/5
Lancashire v Yorkshire at Manchester - Aug 31-Sep 3
Lancashire 278 Yorkshire 448/5
Middlesex v Warwickshire at Lord's - Aug 31-Sep 3
Warwickshire 362/8d Middlesex 45/1
Somerset v Northants at Taunton - Aug 31-Sep 3
Somerset 314 Northants 173/5
Surrey v NZ A at The Oval - Aug 31-Sep 2
Surrey 101 & 136/4 NZ A 211
4th ODI: England v India at Birmingham - Sep 2
England 49/3 (17.3/50 ov)
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