Full name John Frederick Crapp
Born October 14, 1912, St Columb Major, Cornwall
Died February 13, 1981, Knowle, Somerset (aged 68 years 122 days)
Major teams England, Gloucestershire
Batting style Left-hand bat
|Test debut||England v Australia at Manchester, Jul 8-13, 1948 scorecard|
|Last Test||South Africa v England at Port Elizabeth, Mar 5-9, 1949 scorecard|
|First-class span||1936 - 1956|
|Test debut||England v Australia at Lord's, Jun 18-23, 1964 scorecard|
|Last Test||England v South Africa at Nottingham, Aug 5-9, 1965 scorecard|
An effective middle-order bat for his county and England, and GloucestershireÕs first professional captain (although Cornish by birth). Left handed, he used a sound technique and great patience to accumulate many runs. An excellent first slip. His playing career was cut short by ill-health but later in life he became a well respected umpire. He appeared for England against Australia, and took part in a thrilling finish on the 1947-8 South African tour (Dave Liverman, 1998).
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
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