Jack Kerr      

Full name John Lambert Kerr

Born December 28, 1910, Dannevirke, Manawatu

Died May 27, 2007, Christchurch, Canterbury (aged 96 years 150 days)

Major teams New Zealand, Canterbury

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm medium

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John Lambert Kerr
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 6s Ct St
Tests 7 12 1 212 59 19.27 0 1 0 4 0
First-class 89 157 7 4829 196 32.19 8 22 29 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 7 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 89 92 46 2 2/32 23.00 3.00 46.0 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut England v New Zealand at Lord's, Jun 27-30, 1931 scorecard
Last Test England v New Zealand at Manchester, Jul 24-27, 1937 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1929-1943
Profile

If ever there was proof that a cricketer's value cannot be measured solely in terms of runs scored or wickets taken, it came from Jack Kerr, whose death at 96 years and 150 days has left his old team-mate Eric Tindill well clear as the oldest living Test cricketer. Between 1931 and 1937 Kerr, an opening batsman, scored 212 runs at 19.27 in seven Tests for New Zealand. His first-class figures, mostly with Canterbury, were 4,829 runs, eight hundreds and a rather healthier average of 32.19.

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May 15, 2001

Former New Zealand Test cricketers and team-mates, from left, Bert Sutcliffe, Geoff Rabone and Lindsay Weir celebrate Jack Kerr's (right) 90th birthday in Auckland, 28 December 2000.

Former New Zealand cricketers celebrate Kerr's 90th birthday

© Jack Kerr

May 15, 1937

Jack Kerr on the 1937 tour of England

Jack Kerr on the 1937 tour of England

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Central D v Canterbury at New Plymouth
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Otago v Northern D at Alexandra
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Auckland v Canterbury at Auckland
Dec 30, 2014 (11:00 local | 22:00 GMT | 17:00 EST | 16:00 CST | 14:00 PST)
Central D v Northern D at New Plymouth
Dec 30, 2014 (11:00 local | 22:00 GMT | 17:00 EST | 16:00 CST | 14:00 PST)
Otago v Wellington at Queenstown
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