Sir Jack Rumbold      

Full name Jack Seddon Rumbold

Born March 5, 1920, Reefton, West Coast, New Zealand

Died December 9, 2001, London (aged 81 years 279 days)

Major teams Oxford University

Batting style Right-hand bat

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct St
First-class 7 14 0 175 25 12.50 0 0 6 0
Bowling averages
Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
First-class 7 - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
First-class span 1946 - 1947
Profile

Wisden Obituary
Rumbold, Sir Jack Seddon, who died on December 9, 2001, aged 81, was one of two New Zealanders in the Oxford team that won the first post-war University Match, the other being Martin Donnelly. A solid opening bat, Rumbold made nine and ten at Lord's and played only seven games for Oxford in all, making 175 runs at 12.50 with a highest score of 25 against Middlesex on debut. The rest of his life was more eventful. In 1944, his ship, the destroyer Inglefield, was sunk by a German glider bomb off Anzio, and he was mentioned in despatches for helping fellow survivors to safety. Called to the Bar in 1948, he became crown prosecutor in Wanganui and later attorney general in Zanzibar, where he had to prepare a new constitution. Ten days after independence, a bloody coup took place; Seddon and family escaped on a yacht to the African mainland with only the clothes they stood up in. The new regime asked him back but he opted for attorney-general in Kenya. After moving to England, he became chairman and then president of the Industrial Tribunals, at which he liked to wear his MCC tie.
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack

Country Fixtures Country Results
Derbyshire v Kent at Derby - May 22-25
Kent won by 7 wickets
Glamorgan v Essex at Cardiff - May 22-25
Match drawn
Gloucs v Northants at Bristol - May 22-25
Match drawn
Hampshire v Notts at Southampton - May 22-25
Hampshire won by 69 runs
Middlesex v Somerset at Lord's - May 22-25
Match drawn
Warwickshire v Durham at Birmingham - May 22-25
Durham won by 4 wickets
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