Jack Cowie      

Full name John Cowie

Born March 30, 1912, Auckland

Died June 3, 1994, Lower Hutt, Wellington (aged 82 years 65 days)

Major teams New Zealand, Auckland

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm fast-medium

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John Cowie
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 6s Ct St
Tests 9 13 4 90 45 10.00 0 0 1 3 0
First-class 84 104 29 762 54 10.16 0 1 35 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 9 13 2028 969 45 6/40 10/140 21.53 2.86 45.0 3 4 1
First-class 84 20411 8001 359 6/3 22.28 2.35 56.8 20 1
Career statistics
Test debut England v New Zealand at Lord's, Jun 26-29, 1937 scorecard
Last Test England v New Zealand at The Oval, Aug 13-16, 1949 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1932-1950
Umpiring statistics
Test debut New Zealand v West Indies at Christchurch, Feb 18-21, 1956 scorecard
Last Test New Zealand v England at Auckland, Mar 14-18, 1959 scorecard
Test matches 3
Test statistics
Profile

The passage in Wisden most frequently quoted in New Zealand is a sentence by editor Wilfrid Brookes from the 1938 edition: 'Had he been an Australian, he might have been termed a wonder of the age.' This refers to Jack Cowie's efforts on the 1937 tour of England, when he took 114 wickets at 19.95. It was cited again in the papers on June 6, with the announcement of his death in Hutt Hospital three days before, aged 82, as NZ tried to get England out with their weakest-ever Test pace attack.

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1994

Jack Cowie

Jack Cowie

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May 1949

Bert Sutcliffe and Jack Cowie in 1949, May 1949

Bert Sutcliffe and Jack Cowie in 1949

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Jul 27, 1937

Jack Cowie catches Jim Smith to complete his 6 for 67, England v New Zealand,  2nd Test, Manchester, July 27, 1937

Jack Cowie catches Jim Smith to complete his 6 for 67

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