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Jack Martin      

Full name John William Martin

Born February 16, 1917, Catford, London

Died January 4, 1987, Woolwich, London (aged 69 years 322 days)

Major teams England, Kent

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm fast

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 6s Ct St
Tests 1 2 0 26 26 13.00 0 0 2 0 0
First-class 44 69 15 623 40 11.53 0 0 32 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 1 2 270 129 1 1/111 1/129 129.00 2.86 270.0 0 0 0
First-class 44 9608 3888 162 7/53 24.00 2.42 59.3 8 1
Career statistics
Only Test England v South Africa at Nottingham, Jun 7-11, 1947 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1939 - 1953
Profile

Jack Martin was a dapper, right-arm fast bowler and a capable lower-order batsman who made three appearances for Kent before the war. His outings were limited to the time he could get off from his work as a manager for Legal & General Assurance. In 1947 a shortage of genuine quick bowlers led to his call-up for the first Test against South Africa - he had just taken nine wickets in his first Championship appearance of the summer. Opening the attack with Alec Bedser, he took 1 for 111 as South Africa amassed 533. England were skittled out for 208 and, following on, were facing possible defeat when he added 51 for the 10th wicket with Eric Hollies. He was not picked again, and continued to play a few games every summer for Kent and MCC when time permitted. He played the bulk of his club cricket for Catford Wanderers.
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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
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