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Jake Seamer      

Full name John Wemyss Seamer

Born June 23, 1913, Shapwick, Somerset

Died April 16, 2006 (aged 92 years 297 days)

Major teams Oxford University, Somerset

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Legbreak googly

Education Marlborough College

John Wemyss Seamer
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct St
First-class 81 134 12 2483 194 20.35 4 5 44 0
Bowling averages
Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI Ave Econ SR 5w 10
First-class 81 243 171 4 2/6 42.75 4.22 60.7 0 0
Career statistics
First-class span 1932 - 1949

As a young man Jake Seamer wanted to be an actor. He had a personable, if slightly quirky, manner and enunciated as a vicar's son should. But the nearest he got to a stage career was to play the Dame in the annual pantos during his days in the Sudan Political Service. County cricket was his second secret wish. In his school holidays he used regularly to cycle along the narrow country lanes from the vicarage at Shapwick to the county ground in Taunton.

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May 21, 1936

Jake Seamer

Jake Seamer

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Country Fixtures Country Results
South Group: Gloucs v Glamorgan at Bristol - Apr 27
Glamorgan won by 18 runs (D/L method)
South Group: Kent v Hampshire at Canterbury - Apr 27
Hampshire won by 6 wickets (with 29 balls remaining)
North Group: Worcs v Notts at Worcester - Apr 27
Worcs won by 5 wickets (with 12 balls remaining) (D/L method)
North Group: Northants v Warwickshire at Northampton - Apr 27
Warwickshire won by 10 wickets (with 24 balls remaining) (D/L method)
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