John Jackson      

Full name John Jackson

Born May 21, 1833, Bungay, Suffolk

Died November 4, 1901, Brownlow Hill, Liverpool, Lancashire (aged 68 years 167 days)

Major teams Kent, Nottinghamshire

Batting style Right-hand bat

John Jackson
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct St
First-class 115 191 33 1993 100 12.61 1 4 105 0
Bowling averages
Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI Ave Econ SR 5w 10
First-class 115 20828 7491 655 9/27 11.43 2.15 31.7 59 20
Career statistics
First-class debut Nottinghamshire v England at Nottingham, Aug 16-18, 1855 scorecard
Last First-class 1867
Profile

For a time John Jackson was one of the fastest bowlers in England. He was tall, upright and strong and, according to Richard Daft, "had a peculiar habit of blowing his nose with a loud report whenever he took a wicket ... he was called "Foghorn" on this account." Daft added that Jackson was a rough-and -tumble character who was often involved in scrapes. On the unprepared wickets of the 1850s he made an immediate impact, and even though his style was more round-arm, his height and power made him a fearsome opponent. In 1859 he toured America, and in 1863-64 Australia with George Parr. But his form began to decline from then on, and in 1866 his career was effectively ended when he ruptured a blood vessel in his leg while playing for Nottinghamshire against Yorkshire. He was also a more than capable batsman who liked nothing more than to hit the ball hard and high. After the injury, which laid him up for 20 weeks, he cast a sorry figure, ending up subsisting on handouts and he dying in Liverpool Workhouse Infirmary aged 69.
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Oct 1863

The England cricket team assembled at Lord's in London before leaving for the 1863 tour of Australia. Julius Caesar, Alfred Clarke, George Tarrant, George Parr, E M Grace, Robert Carpenter, George Anderson, William Caffyn; (bottom row) Robert C Tinley, Thomas Lockyer, Thomas Hayward, John Jackson, October 1, 1863

The England cricket team assembled at Lord's in London before leaving for the 1863 tour of Australia

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Aug 1863

John Jackson's `fearsome pace' was well enough known for Punch to produce this cartoon, the first ever on cricket, in August 1863.

BYSTANDER: `Good match, old fellow?'
 BATSMAN: `Oh yes, awfully jolly'
BYSTANDER: `What did you do?'
BATSMAN: 'I had a hover of Jackson; the first ball 'it me on the 'and, and the second 'ad me on the knee; the third was in me eye; and the fourth bowled me out'.

Punch cartoon of John Jackson

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Sep 7, 1859

England's 12 Champion Cricketers on board a ship at Liverpool bound for America in September 1859. Back row (from left to right): Bob Carpenter, William Caflyn, Tom Lockyer, John Wisden (seated), HH Stephenson, George Parr, John Grundy, Julius Cesar, Tom Hayward and John Jackson. Seated at front: Alfred Diver and John Lillywhite.

England's 12 Champion Cricketers on board a ship at Liverpool bound for America in September 1859

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