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John Slack      

Full name John Kenneth Edward Slack

Born December 23, 1930, Marylebone, London

Died May 6, 2012, Cuddington, Buckinghamshire (aged 81 years 135 days)

Major teams Buckinghamshire, Cambridge University

Nickname CJ

Batting style Right-hand bat

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct St
First-class 7 14 0 434 135 31.00 1 2 4 0
List A 1 1 0 6 6 6.00 0 0 1 0
Bowling averages
Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
First-class 7 - - - - - - - - - - -
List A 1 - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
First-class span 1954 - 1954
List A span 1969 - 1969
Profile

John Slack is one of a small band of players who scored a hundred in their first first-class match, in his case for Cambridge University against Middlesex at the start of June 1954. He followed up with 63 in his second game - against Surrey - and 86 in his fourth at Worcester. He won his Blue that summer but his seven outings for Cambridge in a five-week spell constituted his entire first-class career. He was offered a contract by Middlesex but turned it down to pursue a legal career which culminated in him being appointed a circuit judge. He went on to play for Buckinghamshire and captained them to the Minor Counties Championship in 1969, and he also represented Middlesex at rugby.
Martin Williamson

Country Fixtures Country Results
Derbyshire v Kent at Derby - May 22-25
Derbyshire 492 & 9/3 (6 ov) Kent 412
Glamorgan v Essex at Cardiff - May 22-25
Glamorgan 260 & 295/3 (91 ov) Essex 313
Gloucs v Northants at Bristol - May 22-25
Northants 176 & 120/3 (42 ov) Gloucs 418
Hampshire v Notts at Southampton - May 22-25
Hampshire 270 & 189/8 (67 ov) Notts 189
Middlesex v Somerset at Lord's - May 22-25
Somerset 376 Middlesex 407/9 (139 ov)
Warwickshire v Durham at Birmingham - May 22-25
Warwickshire 313 & 114 Durham 190 & 154/4 (60 ov, target 238)
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