Jack Mercer      

Full name John Mercer

Born April 22, 1893, Southwick, Sussex

Died August 31, 1987, Westminster, London (aged 94 years 131 days)

Major teams Glamorgan, Northamptonshire, Sussex, Wales

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm fast-medium

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct St
First-class 457 628 112 6076 72 11.77 0 10 143 0
Bowling averages
Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI Ave Econ SR 5w 10
First-class 457 90426 37241 1591 10/51 23.40 2.47 56.8 104 17
Career statistics
First-class span 1919 - 1947
Profile

Jack Mercer is still the only Glamorgan bowler to have taken all ten wickets in an innings. The stalwart swing bowler achieveed this feat quite fittingly during his Benefit Year in 1936, against Worcestershire at New Road. He returned figures of 10/51, which were a handsome reward , both for his years of loyal service to the Welsh county, and on that particular day in 1936, for keeping an immaculate length and swinging the ball lavishly in the humid atmosphere.

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