Full name John Edward Timms
Born November 3, 1906, Silverstone, Northamptonshire
Died May 18, 1980, Buckingham (aged 73 years 197 days)
Major teams Northamptonshire
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm medium
|First-class span||1925 - 1949|
Former Northamptonshire batsman John Edward Timms, who served the county
firstly as an amateur and then as a professional, died on May 18 at his home in
Buckingham. He was 73. Having established a big reputation at Wellingborough School, Jack Timms, born in Silverstone, represented Northants for the first time at 18, in 1925, and was soon being spoken of as a near-certainty for Test
cricket. But he failed to bring sufficient consistency to his game, and the height of his achievement was to play in a Test Trial in 1932. Resuming after the war, he extended his career to the end of the 1949 season, by which time his aggregate of runs was past 20,000 (average 25), with 31 centuries. He also acquired 149 wickets
with medium-pace bowling, backed by a record of high-quality fielding. He later
became professional at Buckingham Golf Club and cricket coach at Bloxham School.
Wisden Cricket Monthly
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