Sandy Jacques      

Full name Thomas Alec Jacques

Born February 19, 1905, Cliffe, Yorkshire

Died February 23, 1995, Selby, Yorkshire (aged 90 years 4 days)

Major teams Yorkshire

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm fast

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct St
First-class 30 22 9 168 35* 12.92 0 0 14 0
Bowling averages
Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI Ave Econ SR 5w 10
First-class 30 4192 1935 62 5/33 31.20 2.76 67.6 2 0
Career statistics
First-class span 1927 - 1936

Wisden obituary
JACQUES, THOMAS ALEC, died on February 23, 1995, aged 90. Sandy Jacques was said by Sir Len Hutton to have had the finest fast bowling action he had ever seen but what might have been a famous career was curtailed by injury. Jacques made his debut for Yorkshire in 1927 and after only six matches was taking four for 53 in a Test trial at Lord's. His ability to maintain pace and length for long periods impressed observers and he turned professional, amid high expectations, the following year. But it became clear that his legs could not stand the strain of cricket six days a week; he even tried wearing five pairs of socks to try and lessen the pain. Thereafter, he appeared only intermittently, and devoted himself to League cricket, in which he was a demon, and his farm at Cliffe, near Selby, where he lived all his life. Jacques played 30 first-class matches in all, 28 for Yorkshire, and never finished on the losing side.
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack

Country Fixtures Country Results
Durham v Glamorgan at Chester-le-Street - Jun 19-22
Durham won by 9 wickets
Essex v Warwickshire at Chelmsford - Jun 19-22
Essex won by an innings and 164 runs
Lancashire v Hampshire at Manchester - Jun 19-22
Lancashire won by an innings and 30 runs
Worcs v Kent at Worcester - Jun 19-22
Worcs won by 4 wickets
Only unofficial Test: Eng Lions v Sth Africa A at Canterbury - Jun 21-24
Eng Lions 386 Sth Africa A 227/7 (64 ov)
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