Full Name

John Alexander Jameson


June 30, 1941, Byculla, Bombay (now Mumbai), Maharashtra, India


82y 300d

Batting Style

Right hand Bat

Fielding Position



Umpire, Coach

John Jameson was a solidly-built opening batsman with a propensity to attack rather than defend, and who on his day was one of the cleanest hitters in English cricket. Add into that his brisk medium-pace bowling, a good slip fielder and, on occasion, a reliable stand-in wicketkeeper, and it was clear to see why he was so highly regarded at Warwickshire. His international opportunities were limited and were undone by his habit of being run-out - three of his first four innings ended that way, including the first instance of it happening to an England batsman twice in the same match. In the Caribbean in 1973-74 he top-edged the first ball he faced out there for six over the slips. In 1974 he featured in a world-record second-wicket stand of 465 with Rohan Kanhai, and the following summer was included in England's World Cup squad. He retired prematurely in 1976 to coach at Taunton School (his alma mater) before becoming a first-class umpire (1984-87) , Sussex's coach (1988) and then MCC's assistant secretary in 1989. As late as 1994 he was still playing for Warwickshire's Over-50 side, despite bad knees which left him with an increasingly rolling gait.
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John Jameson Career Stats

Batting & Fielding

List A17316884492123*28.07--620--610


List A173-1012779365/605/6021.634.6128.1210

Umpire & Referee

List A3131
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Photos of John Jameson

John Jameson
The England players pose for a photo outside Lord's. From left: Tony Greig, Bob Willis, Mike Hendrick, Chris Old, Pat Pocock, Geoff Arnold, John Jameson, Derek Underwood, Frank Hayes, Dennis Amiss, Jack Birkenshaw, Keith Fletcher, Bob Taylor, Alan Knott and Mike Denness
John Jameson is short of his crease as the ball deflects off Bhagwath Chandrasekhar's fingers onto the stumps
Farokh Engineer runs John Jameson out off the bowling of Bishan Singh Bedi
Farokh Engineer runs John Jameson out for 82
Richard Hutton, John Jameson, and Ray Illingworth bat at the nets