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Bart King      

Full name John Barton King

Born October 19, 1873, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Died October 17, 1965, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (aged 91 years 363 days)

Major teams United States of America, Philadelphians

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm fast

John Barton King
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct St
First-class 65 114 10 2134 113* 20.51 1 8 67 0
Bowling averages
Mat Runs Wkts BBI Ave 5w 10
First-class 65 6502 415 10/53 15.66 38 11
Career statistics
First-class span 1893-1912
Profile

Bart King was by a wide margin the greatest cricketer that the US has ever produced, as well as being a great character. His reputation outside America was largely made by his three tours of England with The Philadelphians (who before World War 1 played cricket to a high standard) in 1897, 1903 and 1908. His figures in first-class matches on those tours were:

        Runs    Avge    Wkts    Avge
1897    441     20.10   72      24.20
1903    653     28.89   93      14.91
1908    290     16.11   87      11.01
Though by 1908 he was 35 years old, his bowling average was the lowest of the English season. His 87 wickets were taken in just 10 matches. He bowled very fast in his early days, and developed the ability to swing the ball late from leg. Judges such as Pelham Warner, C.B.Fry and H.V.Horden ranked him amongst the great bowlers.

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1937

Bart King

Bart King

© Wisden

Jun 13, 1908

Bart King

Bart King

© The Cricketer International

Oct 2, 1897

Bart King, October 2, 1897

Bart King

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