Johnny Wardle      

Full name John Henry Wardle

Born January 8, 1923, Ardsley, Yorkshire

Died July 23, 1985, Hatfield, Doncaster, Yorkshire (aged 62 years 196 days)

Major teams England, Cambridgeshire, Yorkshire

Batting style Left-hand bat

Bowling style Slow left-arm orthodox, Slow left-arm chinaman

John Henry Wardle
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 6s Ct St
Tests 28 41 8 653 66 19.78 0 2 14 12 0
First-class 412 527 71 7333 79 16.08 0 18 257 0
List A 4 4 0 29 19 7.25 0 0 0 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 28 52 6597 2080 102 7/36 12/89 20.39 1.89 64.6 7 5 1
First-class 412 102626 35027 1846 9/25 18.97 2.04 55.5 134 29
List A 4 227 107 5 2/21 2/21 21.40 2.82 45.4 0 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut West Indies v England at Port of Spain, Feb 11-16, 1948 scorecard
Last Test England v West Indies at Lord's, Jun 20-22, 1957 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1946-1968
List A span 1964-1967
Profile

Johnny Wardle was one of the most skilful left-arm spinners the game has seen. Though he usually bowled in the orthodox tradition, as preferred by Yorkshire, he sometimes bowled wrist-spinners (with a bemusing googly - the `chinaman'), especially when on overseas duty for England. It was his misfortune that his career coincided with that of the more aggressive Tony Lock of Surrey, who was preferred to him for many Tests during the 1950s.

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May 7, 2004

Johnny Wardle

Johnny Wardle

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Jun 10, 1956

Johnny Wardle

Johnny Wardle

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Mar 1954

Len Hutton, having recorded the highest score by an England captain in a Test match of 205, and Johnny Wardle return to the pavilion for the tea interval during their seventh-wicket partnership of 102 in the fifth Test at Sabina Park, Jamaica, eventually won by England to square the series, March 1954

Len Hutton and Johnny Wardle return to the pavilion

© The Cricketer International

Notes

Wisden Cricketer of the Year 1954

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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