Jack Simmons      

Full name Jack Simmons

Born March 28, 1941, Clayton-le-Moors, Lancashire

Current age 74 years 66 days

Major teams Lancashire, Tasmania

Nickname Simmo, Flat Jack

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm offbreak

Height 6 ft 1 in

Education Accrington Technical School; Blackburn Technical College

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct St
First-class 450 564 146 9417 112 22.52 6 41 341 0
List A 470 290 102 3422 65 18.20 0 7 132 0
Bowling averages
Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
First-class 450 67009 28084 1033 7/59 27.18 2.51 64.8 41 6
List A 470 21068 12834 498 5/17 5/17 25.77 3.65 42.3 8 5 0
Career statistics
First-class span 1968 - 1989
List A span 1969 - 1989
Profile

The career of Jack Simmons gives hope to every club cricketer. A journeyman professional in the Lancashire leagues, he made his first-class debut in 1968 at 27 and thereafter scarcely missed a match - or meal - for over 20 years. His nickname 'Flat Jack' rather diminishes the effect of his tidy offspin and legendary tales of his consumption of fish and chips should not obscure his great contribution to Lancashire cricket, though it is a significant part of his appeal as a folk hero. He made vital runs in the lower order, often in partnership with his fellow spinner David Hughes, and it was from his bowling that Jack Bond took the famous catch to dismiss Asif Iqbal to win the 1971 Gillette Cup when a Kent victory looked inevitable. He made a huge impact as the overseas star of Tasmania and is currently chairman of Lancashire. In February 2008, he succeeded Dennis Amiss as chairman of the ECB.
Colin Schindler February 2008

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Apr 2, 2001

Western Province v Lancashire, Good Hope Challenge, 1 April 2001

Jack Simmons presents Hylton Ackerman with the winners trophy

© Photo by John Dawson

Jan 26, 2001

Pictured in 2000 Season .

Jack Simmons portrait

© Photo by John Dawson

Notes

Tasmania First-Class Career Span: 1972-79

Country Fixtures Country Results
2nd Investec Test: England v New Zealand at Leeds - May 29-Jun 2
New Zealand 350 & 454/8d England 350 & 44/0
Derbyshire v Gloucs at Derby - May 31-Jun 3
Gloucs 329 Derbyshire 77/2
Essex v Leics at Chelmsford - May 31-Jun 3
Essex 166 & 43/2 Leics 280
Glamorgan v Northants at Cardiff - May 31-Jun 3
Glamorgan 371 Northants 79/5
Hampshire v Worcs at Southampton - May 31-Jun 3
Hampshire 222 Worcs 221/3
Middlesex v Warwickshire at Lord's - May 31-Jun 3
Warwickshire 342 Middlesex 39/1
Surrey v Lancashire at The Oval - May 31-Jun 3
Surrey 435/8
Notts v Sussex at Nottingham - Jun 1-4
Notts 255 Sussex 39/3
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