Gilbert Jessop      

Full name Gilbert Laird Osborne Jessop

Born September 6, 1906, Kensington, London

Died January 16, 1990, Lambeth, London (aged 83 years 132 days)

Major teams Cambridgeshire, Dorset, Hampshire

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm offbreak

Education Weymouth College; Cambridge University

Relation Father - GL Jessop, Uncle - OWT Jessop

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct St
First-class 4 7 0 86 29 12.28 0 0 2 0
Bowling averages
Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI Ave Econ SR 5w 10
First-class 4 126 67 1 1/16 67.00 3.19 126.0 0 0
Career statistics
First-class span 1929 - 1933

The Revd Gilbert Jessop was not in the least inhibited by his father's reputation, and became a competent cricketer in his own right at Minor County and good club level. He was educated at Weymouth College, where he played a prominent part in the XI from 1922 to 1924, taking 97 wickets with his off-spin. His batting promised much in 1923, when he made a century and finished third in the averages, but went into sharp decline during the wet summer of 1924, his robust methods being ill suited to the many sodden pitches he must have encountered. After leaving school in the year before going up to Cambridge, he seems to have worked on his batting; we find him in May 1926 making 157 and performing the hat-trick in a club match. In 1927 he showed excellent form in the Freshmen's match at Cambridge, making 57 and 47 not out. Wisden was fulsome in its praise: No one appeared to better advantage than Jessop who displayed a refreshing vigour in the first innings, and in the second, if lucky in some of his hits, again batted with confidence and power. On the strength of this, he was selected for a further trial but failed in both innings. He made his first-class d├ębut for MCC against Wales at Lord's in 1929, scoring a useful 29 in the second innings before falling to Sydney Barnes, who had match figures of 7 for 99 in 75 overs at the age of 56. Jessop played in three first-class matches for Hampshire in 1933, two in the Championship and the other against the West Indians at Southampton, in which he made 25 in the second inning facing a hostile Martindale. By now he had completed his theological studies and taken Orders. In 1936 he turned out for Cambridgeshire with considerable success; and in 1939 he did even better in his first season for Dorset, averaging 37 with the bat and taking 21 wickets at 11.19 apiece. He was to enjoy a number of successful seasons after the war. In his four first-class matches, Jessop made 86 runs for an average of 12.28, while his one wicket was that of James Langridge.
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack

Country Fixtures Country Results
Derbyshire v Lancashire at Derby - Apr 19-22
Lancashire 293 & 36/3 Derbyshire 274
Essex v Kent at Chelmsford - Apr 19-22
Kent 193 & 163 Essex 164 & 66/3
Glamorgan v Surrey at Cardiff - Apr 19-22
Surrey 563/7d Glamorgan 124/2
Notts v Yorkshire at Nottingham - Apr 19-22
Notts 428 Yorkshire 226/3
Sussex v Worcs at Hove - Apr 19-22
Sussex 345 & 8/0 Worcs 389
Warwickshire v Hampshire at Birmingham - Apr 19-22
Hampshire 319 & 38/1 Warwickshire 280
4th Youth ODI: Aust U19 v England U19 at Perth - Apr 21
Aust U19 won by 7 wickets (with 132 balls remaining)
2nd Test: West Indies v England at St George's
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