Full name John Patrick Kenyon Asquith
Born February 1, 1932, Carshalton, Surrey
Died September 10, 2009, Kingston St Mary, near Taunton, Somerset (aged 77 years 221 days)
Major teams Cambridge University
Batting style Right-hand bat
Fielding position Wicketkeeper
Relation Brother-in-law - DRW Silk
|First-class span||1953 - 1954|
John Asquith was a wicketkeeper with few pretensions as a batsman, and his opportunities in 1953 and 1955 came about when Cambridge's first-choice keepers were absent and injured. He kept against the Australians in 1953 and the Pakistanis in the following summer.
Asquith had more success on the rugby field where he won a Blue in 1953 and then he went on the play for Moseley and the Midlands. A teacher by profession, in 1964 he became the first headmaster of Cawston School in Norfolk, a position he held for 22 years.
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