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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
Profile

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
Lancashire v Northants at Manchester - Jun 29-Jul 2
Northants 438 & 283/9d Lancashire 308 & 132/2 (39 ov, target 414)
Notts v Worcs at Nottingham - Jun 29-Jul 2
Notts 240 & 366 Worcs 283 & 123/1 (38.4 ov, target 324)
Varsity Match: Cambridge U v Oxford Uni at Cambridge - Jun 30-Jul 3
Oxford Uni 156 & 244/5 (63.4 ov) Cambridge U 346
Essex v Australians at Chelmsford - Jul 1-4
Australians 562 Essex 13/0 (2.5 ov)
South Group: Middlesex v Sussex at Lord's
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