Sir Jack Rumbold      

Full name Jack Seddon Rumbold

Born March 5, 1920, Reefton, West Coast, New Zealand

Died December 9, 2001, London (aged 81 years 279 days)

Major teams Oxford University

Batting style Right-hand bat

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct St
First-class 7 14 0 175 25 12.50 0 0 6 0
Bowling averages
Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
First-class 7 - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
First-class span 1946-1947
Profile

Wisden Obituary
Rumbold, Sir Jack Seddon, who died on December 9, 2001, aged 81, was one of two New Zealanders in the Oxford team that won the first post-war University Match, the other being Martin Donnelly. A solid opening bat, Rumbold made nine and ten at Lord's and played only seven games for Oxford in all, making 175 runs at 12.50 with a highest score of 25 against Middlesex on debut. The rest of his life was more eventful. In 1944, his ship, the destroyer Inglefield, was sunk by a German glider bomb off Anzio, and he was mentioned in despatches for helping fellow survivors to safety. Called to the Bar in 1948, he became crown prosecutor in Wanganui and later attorney general in Zanzibar, where he had to prepare a new constitution. Ten days after independence, a bloody coup took place; Seddon and family escaped on a yacht to the African mainland with only the clothes they stood up in. The new regime asked him back but he opted for attorney-general in Kenya. After moving to England, he became chairman and then president of the Industrial Tribunals, at which he liked to wear his MCC tie.
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack

Country Fixtures Country Results
Northants v Somerset at Northampton - Jul 12-15
Somerset 375 & 213/6 Northants 221
Durham v Warwickshire at Chester-le-Street - Jul 13-16
Warwickshire 439/8
Essex v Hampshire at Colchester - Jul 13-16
Hampshire 175/7
Lancashire v Notts at Liverpool - Jul 13-16
Lancashire 225 Notts 204/5
Worcs v Leics at Worcester - Jul 13-16
Worcs 321 Leics 173/2
Gloucs v Derbyshire at Cheltenham - Jul 14-17
Gloucs 132/4
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