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Jack Birkenshaw      

Full name Jack Birkenshaw

Born November 13, 1940, Rothwell, Leeds, Yorkshire

Current age 75 years 286 days

Major teams England, Leicestershire, Worcestershire, Yorkshire

Nickname Birky

Batting style Left-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm offbreak

Other Umpire, Coach

Height 5 ft 9 in

Education Rothwell Grammar School

Jack Birkenshaw
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 5 7 0 148 64 21.14 0 1 13 0 3 0
First-class 490 665 123 12780 131 23.57 4 53 316 0
List A 163 126 24 1831 101* 17.95 1 6 56 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 5 9 1017 469 13 5/57 6/146 36.07 2.76 78.2 0 1 0
First-class 490 69171 29276 1073 8/94 27.28 2.53 64.4 44 4
List A 163 3406 2108 82 5/20 5/20 25.70 3.71 41.5 2 1 0
Career statistics
Test debut India v England at Kanpur, Jan 25-30, 1973 scorecard
Last Test West Indies v England at Port of Spain, Mar 30-Apr 5, 1974 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1958 - 1981
List A span 1964 - 1981
Umpiring statistics
Test debut England v India at Leeds, Jun 19-23, 1986 scorecard
Last Test England v West Indies at Nottingham, Jun 2-7, 1988 scorecard
Test matches 2
Test statistics
ODI debut India v Zimbabwe at Leicester, Jun 11, 1983 scorecard
Last ODI England v West Indies at Birmingham, May 19, 1988 scorecard
ODI matches 6
ODI statistics
Profile

Like many a Yorkshireman Jack Birkenshaw left his native county to find opportunity elsewhere, in his case Leicestershire. He played 420 first-class matches for his adopted county, as well as five Tests. An offspinner with a high action, deceptive flight and variation, and considerable accuracy, he was not a big spinner of the ball. A neat and useful left-hand bat, with four first-class centuries, he had a good defence and a strong drive. He played 30 games over two seasons in Yorkshire without winning a cap, before moving to Leicestershire. He played all his Tests abroad, where he was picked several times as a second offspinner, but in general his Test career was blocked by the presence of that other Yorkshire expatriate, Ray Illingworth. Birkenshaw made 64 on his Test debut as well as picking up wickets, and was well worth his place in his brief opportunities. He played 10 matches for Worcestershire in 1981, his final season before joining the first-class umpires list, where he served with distinction, officiating on Tests and one-day internationals. He subsequently returned to Leicestershire as coach.
Dave Liverman

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Sep 7, 2008

Jack Birkenshaw and Charlotte Edwards inspect the conditions, England v India, 4th women's ODI, Arundel, September 7, 2008

Jack Birkenshaw and Charlotte Edwards await the start of play

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Dec 31, 1973

The England players pose for a photo outside Lord's. From left: Tony Greig, Bob Willis, Mike Hendrick, Chris Old, Pat Pocock, Geoff Arnold, John Jameson, Derek Underwood, Frank Hayes, Dennis Amiss, Jack Birkenshaw, Keith Fletcher, Bob Taylor, Alan Knott and Mike Denness, December 31, 1973

The England players pose for a photo outside Lord's. From left: Tony Greig, Bob Willis, Mike Hendrick, Chris Old, Pat Pocock, Geoff Arnold, John Jameson, Derek Underwood, Frank Hayes, Dennis Amiss, Jack Birkenshaw, Keith Fletcher, Bob Taylor, Alan Knott and Mike Denness

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Notes

Awarded the MBE in June 2011

Country Fixtures Country Results
Durham v Warwickshire at Chester-le-Street - Aug 23-26
Durham 207 Warwickshire 344/7 (116 ov)
Glamorgan v Sussex at Cardiff - Aug 23-26
Glamorgan 252 & 139/2 (43 ov) Sussex 283
Gloucs v Kent at Bristol - Aug 23-26
Gloucs 221 Kent 452/5 (105.1 ov)
Leics v Essex at Leicester - Aug 23-26
Leics 238 & 86/2 (20.3 ov) Essex 423
Somerset v Hampshire at Taunton - Aug 23-26
Hampshire 338 Somerset 363/6 (99 ov)
Surrey v Lancashire at The Oval - Aug 23-26
Lancashire 287 & 65/1 (15.4 ov) Surrey 480
Worcs v Northants at Worcester - Aug 23-26
Northants 551 Worcs 183/2 (52.5 ov)
Yorkshire v Notts at Scarborough - Aug 23-26
Yorkshire 282 & 263/4d Notts 94 & 61/3 (23 ov, target 452)
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