Derek Shackleton      

Full name Derek Shackleton

Born August 12, 1924, Todmorden, Yorkshire

Died September 27, 2007 (aged 83 years 46 days)

Major teams England, Dorset, Hampshire

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm medium

Other Umpire, Coach

Relation Son - JH Shackleton

Derek Shackleton
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 6s Ct St
Tests 7 13 7 113 42 18.83 0 0 0 1 0
First-class 647 852 197 9574 87* 14.61 0 20 221 0
List A 37 17 9 104 22 13.00 0 0 9 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 7 13 2078 768 18 4/72 7/165 42.66 2.21 115.4 1 0 0
First-class 647 159043 53303 2857 9/30 18.65 2.01 55.6 194 38
List A 37 2070 872 41 4/11 4/11 21.26 2.52 50.4 1 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut England v West Indies at Nottingham, Jul 20-25, 1950 scorecard
Last Test England v West Indies at The Oval, Aug 22-26, 1963 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1948-1969
List A span 1964-1973
Profile

A model of consistency, accuracy and endurance, Derek Shackleton plied his trade for Hampshire for 21 seasons - perhaps only Wilfred Rhodes and Fred Titmus bowled more ball in first-class cricket, and they were spinners. John Arlott described his bowling as "shrewdly varied, and utterly accurateŠ beating down as unremittingly as February rain". He took more than 100 wickets in 20 consecutive summers, and his career average dropped season by season. One of the most respected bowlers of his generation, his domestic record was superb, 2857 wickets at an average of 18.65, conceding just over two runs per over. He was unfortunate to play only seven Tests, in two series separated by more than a decade - perhaps the selectors were more impressed by the more spectacular bowling of those with more pace. It is fair to say, however, that he appeared less effective in his Test appearances - his 18 wickets were uncharacteristically expensive. He toured India in 1951-52, and despite being the top-wicket taker on tour, was not selected for the Tests. His best performance in Tests was at Lord's in 1963 where he took seven wickets - but his role in that thrilling match will be best remembered for his last-over run out that brought the injured Colin Cowdrey in to see out the draw.

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Jul 19, 2002

Gerry Hill, Neville Rogers, Derek Shackleton and Leo Harrison at the former Players Reunion.

Hampshire Players reunion 2002

© Hampshire Cricket

2000

Hampshire's prolific bowler in good spirits to see off the old ground.

Derek Shackleton at Gala Dinner

© Victor Isaacs

Jul 11, 1963

Derek Shackleton bowls, Ken Barrington watches during an experimental match at Lord's.  Four stumps and gridlines on the pitch were tried, July 11, 1963

Derek Shackleton bowls, Ken Barrington watches during an experimental match at Lord's

© The Cricketer International

Notes

Wisden Cricketer of the Year 1959

Tournament Results
England v India at Birmingham - Jun 23, 2013
India won by 5 runs
India v Sri Lanka at Cardiff - Jun 20, 2013
India won by 8 wickets (with 90 balls remaining)
England v South Africa at The Oval - Jun 19, 2013
England won by 7 wickets (with 75 balls remaining)
Australia v Sri Lanka at The Oval - Jun 17, 2013
Sri Lanka won by 20 runs
England v New Zealand at Cardiff - Jun 16, 2013
England won by 10 runs
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