Jack Oakes      

Full name John Ypres Oakes

Born March 29, 1916, Horsham, Sussex

Died July 4, 1997, Hexham, Northumberland (aged 81 years 97 days)

Major teams Sussex

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm offbreak

Relation Brother - C Oakes

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct St
First-class 128 218 19 4410 151 22.16 2 20 84 0
Bowling averages
Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI Ave Econ SR 5w 10
First-class 128 12615 6508 166 7/64 39.20 3.09 75.9 6 0
Career statistics
First-class span 1937 - 1951
Profile

Wisden obituary
The cheerful Jack Oakes was a hard-hitting middle-order batsman and offspin bowler who served Sussex from 1937 to 1951, usually alongside his elder brother Charlie. Born on March 29, 1916, in a cottage by the Horsham ground, where his father was player and groundsman for 47 years, John Ypres Oakes was an extrovert and a popular figure, balding, moustachioed, handy with bat or ball and a superb fieldsman close to the wicket.

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