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Sir John Masterman      

Full name John Cecil Masterman

Born January 12, 1891, Kingston Hill, Surrey

Died June 6, 1977, Oxford (aged 86 years 145 days)

Major teams Free Foresters, HDG Leveson-Gower's XI

Nickname JC

Batting style Left-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm medium

Education Oxford University

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct St
First-class 4 6 2 77 36* 19.25 0 0 7 0
Bowling averages
Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI Ave Econ SR 5w 10
First-class 4 408 236 4 2/124 59.00 3.47 102.0 0 0
Career statistics
First-class span 1926 - 1930
Profile

THE death of Sir John Masterman in June at the age of 86 removes a personification of the scholar-sportsman almost without compare. When again will Worcester College have a provost or the University of Oxford a vice-chancellor who combined the qualities of a distinguished teacher of history with first-class skill at six sports? Not indeed that JC's achievements ended there, for as deputy-chief of MI5 in the Second World War he was a key figure in `turning' the entire German spy network in the UK to serve British ends. He was an author of distinction also, and, in his old age, personnel adviser to an industrial combine.

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Country Fixtures Country Results
Durham v Warwickshire at Chester-le-Street - Aug 23-26
Durham 207 & 135/1 (41.1 ov) Warwickshire 381/8d
Glamorgan v Sussex at Cardiff - Aug 23-26
Glamorgan 252 & 263 Sussex 283 & 59/1 (16.4 ov, target 233)
Gloucs v Kent at Bristol - Aug 23-26
Gloucs 221 & 194/8 (67.5 ov) Kent 533/6d
Somerset v Hampshire at Taunton - Aug 23-26
Hampshire 338 & 165/1 (58.1 ov) Somerset 587/8d
Surrey v Lancashire at The Oval - Aug 23-26
Surrey won by 10 wickets
Worcs v Northants at Worcester - Aug 23-26
Northants 551 & 50/1d Worcs 201/3d & 151/2 (37.3 ov, target 401)
Yorkshire v Notts at Scarborough - Aug 23-26
Yorkshire won by 305 runs
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