Jack Cheetham      

Full name John Erskine Cheetham

Born May 26, 1920, Mowbray, Cape Town, Cape Province

Died August 21, 1980, Parktown, Johannesburg, Transvaal (aged 60 years 87 days)

Major teams South Africa, Western Province

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Legbreak

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 6s Ct St
Tests 24 43 6 883 89 23.86 0 5 3 13 0
First-class 108 170 35 5697 271* 42.20 8 33 66 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 24 1 6 2 0 - - - 2.00 - 0 0 0
First-class 108 613 376 8 2/38 47.00 3.68 76.6 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut South Africa v England at Port Elizabeth, Mar 5-9, 1949 scorecard
Last Test England v South Africa at The Oval, Aug 13-17, 1955 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1939-1955
Profile

Wisden obituary
Jack Cheetham, who died in hospital in Johannesburg on August 21, 1980, aged 60, served South African cricket with great distinction, both as player and administrator. In fifteen of his 24 Test matches he captained them with a firm yet understanding touch, and after his retirement he was, from 1969 to 1972, an outstanding President of the South African Cricket Association. He was an Honorary Life President of the Transvaal Cricket Union.

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May 2, 1951

The 1951 South African tour party to England. Back row (left to right): Clive van Ryneveld, Athol Rowan, John Waite, Jackie McGlew, Roy McLean, Cuan McCarthy, Russell Endean, Michael Melle and Percy Mansell. Sitting: Geoffrey Chubb, Eric Rowan, Dudley Nourse, Jack Cheetham, George Fullerton and Norman Mann

The 1951 South African tour party to England

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Country Fixtures Country Results
Pool A: KZ-Natal v Border at Durban - Jan 25
KZ-Natal won by 172 runs
Pool A: North West v S West D at Potchefstroom - Jan 25
S West D won by 8 wickets (with 241 balls remaining)
Pool A: W Province v Griq West at Cape Town - Jan 25
Griq West won by 1 wicket (with 1 ball remaining)
4th ODI: South Africa v West Indies at Port Elizabeth - Jan 25
West Indies won by 1 wicket (with 9 balls remaining)
1st unofficial ODI: Sth Africa A v Eng Lions at Bloemfontein - Jan 25
Eng Lions won by 4 wickets (with 93 balls remaining)
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