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Jack Robertson      

Full name John David Benbow Robertson

Born February 22, 1917, Chiswick, Middlesex

Died October 12, 1996, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk (aged 79 years 233 days)

Major teams England, Middlesex

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm offbreak

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John David Benbow Robertson
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 6s Ct St
Tests 11 21 2 881 133 46.36 2 6 1 6 0
First-class 509 897 46 31914 331* 37.50 67 161 352 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 11 5 138 58 2 2/17 2/17 29.00 2.52 69.0 0 0 0
First-class 509 5685 2536 73 4/37 34.73 2.67 77.8 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut England v South Africa at The Oval, Aug 16-20, 1947 scorecard
Last Test India v England at Chennai, Feb 6-10, 1952 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1937 - 1959
Profile

Polished and stylish, wristy and effortless: these were the words used time and again to describe innings played by Jack Robertson during his seasons with Middlesex. And at Test level, no more elegant pair than Len Hutton and Robertson ever opened England's batting. Unfortunately for the Southerner, and for impartial spectators, Hutton and Robertson opened together in only three Tests - two in West Indies in 1947-48, and at Lord's in 1949- because Lancashire's Washbrook was invariably seen as slightly superior against fast bowling.

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1948

Jack Robertson (Middlesex and England)

Jack Robertson (Middlesex and England)

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Notes

Wisden Cricketer of the Year 1948

Country Fixtures Country Results
Durham v Warwickshire at Chester-le-Street - Aug 23-26
Durham 207 Warwickshire 315/7 (108 ov)
Glamorgan v Sussex at Cardiff - Aug 23-26
Glamorgan 252 & 50/1 (19 ov) Sussex 283
Gloucs v Kent at Bristol - Aug 23-26
Gloucs 221 Kent 346/4 (82 ov)
Leics v Essex at Leicester - Aug 23-26
Leics 238 Essex 368/8 (103 ov)
Somerset v Hampshire at Taunton - Aug 23-26
Hampshire 338 Somerset 257/5 (71.2 ov)
Surrey v Lancashire at The Oval - Aug 23-26
Lancashire 287 Surrey 354/6 (113 ov)
Worcs v Northants at Worcester - Aug 23-26
Northants 551 Worcs 153/1 (40 ov)
Yorkshire v Notts at Scarborough - Aug 23-26
Yorkshire 282 & 200/4 (61 ov) Notts 94
1st ODI: England v Pakistan at Southampton - Aug 24
Pakistan 260/6 England 173/3 (31.4/50 ov)
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