Jack Wilson      

Full name John William Wilson

Born August 20, 1921, Albert Park, Melbourne, Victoria

Died October 13, 1985, Melbourne, Victoria (aged 64 years 54 days)

Major teams Australia, South Australia, Victoria

Also known as Chucker

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Slow left-arm orthodox

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 1 - - - - - - - - - - - 0 0
First-class 78 97 47 287 19* 5.74 0 0 17 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 1 2 216 64 1 1/25 1/64 64.00 1.77 216.0 0 0 0
First-class 78 19853 7019 230 7/11 30.51 2.12 86.3 9 1
Career statistics
Only Test India v Australia at Mumbai (BS), Oct 26-31, 1956 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1949-1958
Profile

Jack Wilson was a sturdy left-arm spinner who delivered the ball at virtual medium pace, who toured England and India in 1956, making one appearance against India at Bombay towards the end of that long trip and taking 1 for 64. In England he didn't feature in the Tests, but took 43 wickets at 23.06, including 12 for 61 against Gloucestershire at Bristol when he grabbed 7 for 11 in the first innings. His nickname stemmed from his jerky action, a legacy of a football injury when he was a teenager. This meant that his fielding and throwing were generally poor, but considering a doctor had said he might never use his left arm again, Wilson was not unhappy.
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May 16, 1956

Jim Laker takes his tenth wicket as Jack Wilson is caught by Roy Swetman, Surrey v Australians, The Oval, May 16, 1956

Jim Laker takes his tenth wicket as Jack Wilson is caught by Roy Swetman

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