Full name Janardan Gyanoba Navle
Born December 7, 1902, Fulgaon, Maharashtra
Died September 7, 1979, Pune, Maharashtra (aged 76 years 274 days)
Major teams India, Central India, Gwalior, Hindus, Holkar, Rajputana
Batting style Right-hand bat
Fielding position Wicketkeeper
|Test debut||England v India at Lord's, Jun 25-28, 1932 scorecard|
|Last Test||India v England at Mumbai, Dec 15-18, 1933 scorecard|
|First-class span||1918/19 - 1943/44|
India's first Test wicketkeeper, JG Navle, put in a courtly display on the 1932 tour of England, Cardus being impressed by his "polished, quicksilver" work. According to Christopher Martin-Jenkins' Who's Who of Test Cricketers, Jack Hobbs rated Navle in the same league as George Duckworth and Bert Oldfield, which is high praise indeed. Forty-one dismissals came his way on that trip, only one of them (Douglas Jardine) in the one-off Test at Lord's. He also doubled up as opening batsman, and faced the historic first delivery of India's first Test innings from Bill Bowes.
Navle's only other Test appearance was at Bombay in 1933-34 after which he was dropped at the age of 31 to accommodate a younger man. Making his first-class debut in the Quadrangular at the age of 16, Navle kept wickets for Hindus for 16 straight years. He also played unofficial Tests against Arthur Gilligan's team in 1926-27 and Jack Ryder's team nine years later.
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