Full name John Warwick Swinburne
Born December 4, 1939, Wath-on-Dearne, Yorkshire
Died November 2011 (aged 71 years)
Major teams Northamptonshire, Shropshire
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm offbreak
|First-class span||1970 - 1974|
|List A span||1971 - 1976|
John Swinburne was an offspinner who played for Northamptonshire in 1970 and 1971 (briefly reappearing in 1974). He also enjoyed a long career in Minor County cricket for Devon and Shropshire. A schoolteacher by profession, he made his debut midway through 1970, he finished the season with 34 wickets at 31, and took another 36 the following summer.
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