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John Evans      

Full name Alfred John Evans

Born May 1, 1889, Newtown, Hampshire

Died September 18, 1960, Marylebone, London (aged 71 years 140 days)

Major teams England, Hampshire, Kent, Oxford University

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm medium-fast

Education Winchester; Oxford University

Alfred John Evans
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 1 2 0 18 14 9.00 0 0 1 0 0 0
First-class 90 148 6 3499 143 24.64 6 18 94 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 1 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 90 6085 3062 110 7/50 27.83 3.01 55.3 4 1
Career statistics
Only Test England v Australia at Lord's, Jun 11-14, 1921 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1908-1928
Profile

Footnote
Altham wrote of him: "A somewhat uncertain starter with the bat, his method once he got going, was both classical and impressive". He achieved a wider fame for escaping from a Prisoner of War camp in the First World War. After that he wrote The Escaping Club, a classic book about his breakout.

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