John Dewes      

Full name John Gordon Dewes

Born October 11, 1926, North Latchford, Cheshire

Died May 12, 2015 (aged 88 years 213 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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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

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1947

John Dewes

John Dewes

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Country Fixtures Country Results
Durham v Warwickshire at Chester-le-Street - Aug 23-26
Durham 207 Warwickshire 315/7 (108 ov)
Glamorgan v Sussex at Cardiff - Aug 23-26
Glamorgan 252 & 50/1 (19 ov) Sussex 283
Gloucs v Kent at Bristol - Aug 23-26
Gloucs 221 Kent 346/4 (82 ov)
Leics v Essex at Leicester - Aug 23-26
Leics 238 Essex 368/8 (103 ov)
Somerset v Hampshire at Taunton - Aug 23-26
Hampshire 338 Somerset 257/5 (71.2 ov)
Surrey v Lancashire at The Oval - Aug 23-26
Lancashire 287 Surrey 354/6 (113 ov)
Worcs v Northants at Worcester - Aug 23-26
Northants 551 Worcs 153/1 (40 ov)
Yorkshire v Notts at Scarborough - Aug 23-26
Yorkshire 282 & 200/4 (61 ov) Notts 94
1st ODI: England v Pakistan at Southampton - Aug 24
Pakistan 260/6 England 193/3 (34/48 ov, target 252)
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