Full name John Kenneth Edward Slack
Born December 23, 1930, Marylebone, London
Died May 6, 2012, Cuddington, Buckinghamshire (aged 81 years 135 days)
Major teams Buckinghamshire, Cambridge University
Batting style Right-hand bat
|First-class span||1954 - 1954|
|List A span||1969 - 1969|
John Slack is one of a small band of players who scored a hundred in their first first-class match, in his case for Cambridge University against Middlesex at the start of June 1954. He followed up with 63 in his second game - against Surrey - and 86 in his fourth at Worcester. He won his Blue that summer but his seven outings for Cambridge in a five-week spell constituted his entire first-class career. He was offered a contract by Middlesex but turned it down to pursue a legal career which culminated in him being appointed a circuit judge. He went on to play for Buckinghamshire and captained them to the Minor Counties Championship in 1969, and he also represented Middlesex at rugby.
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