Full name John William Lee
Born February 1, 1902, Marylebone, London
Died June 20, 1944, near Bazenville, Normandy, France (aged 42 years 140 days)
Major teams Middlesex, Somerset
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Legbreak
|First-class span||1923 - 1936|
Jack Lee, serving as a private in the Pioneers, was killed in action during the early part of the Normandy campaign in July. A brother of F. S.. the Somerset opening batsman, and H. W. Lee, the former Middlesex professional, Jack Lee was a reliable batsman and useful spin bowler during a first-class career from 1923 to 1936, when he accepted the post of head groundsman and coach at Mill Hill School. In 1934 he scored 1,433 runs in Championship matches, with an average of 32.56. He and Frank Lee, the two most reliable of the regular Somerset players, engaged in a three-figure partnership for the first wicket in three successive innings in August, 213 against Surrey at Weston-super-Mare, 119 and 146 against Sussex at Eastbourne. These stands took place in the course of four playing days, Jack Lee making 86, 60 and 100 not out. Both matches were drawn. He hit his highest score--193 not out--against Worcestershire at Weston-super-Mare in 1933. Altogether in first-class cricket he scored 7,856 runs, average 21.23, and took 494 wickets at 29.80 apiece. London club cricketers knew him well through his war-time games for London Counties. Like his two brothers, he played for Middlesex before he appeared in the Somerset XI. Born on February 1, 1904, he died in his 41st year.
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack
Three days ahead of the fourth Test, the surface at the HPCA Stadium wore a smattering of grass. Will that, or Mohammed Shami's availability, subject to fitness, change India's combination?
Stats highlights from the fourth day in Ranchi, where Cheteshwar Pujara batted for ages and the Australians toiled like they haven't had to in many years
Did Virat Kohli get his tactics right on the final day in Ranchi? Going by his fast bowlers' lines and R Ashwin's late introduction, the Indian captain took a few puzzling calls
For the third time this home season, the team took the lead after its opposition put up 400 batting first but the Ranchi effort was special
Also, which players have the most half-centuries without ever having made a hundred?
South Africa are set to play 14 Tests in nine months soon, so both fast bowlers, despite being sent home from New Zealand, should not lose hope
This Bangladesh are crazy if they think they can beat Sri Lanka in their own den. Right?
Under duress again, Shakib Al Hasan and Mushfiqur Rahim forged a match-winning partnership and contributed in the second innings to help Bangladesh create history