'Young Jack' Hearne      

Full name John William Hearne

Born February 11, 1891, York Villas, Waterloo Road, Uxbridge, Middlesex

Died September 14, 1965, West Drayton, Middlesex (aged 74 years 215 days)

Major teams England, Middlesex

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Legbreak googly

John William Hearne
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 6s Ct St
Tests 24 36 5 806 114 26.00 1 2 0 13 0
First-class 647 1025 116 37252 285* 40.98 96 159 346 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 24 31 2926 1462 30 5/49 6/107 48.73 2.99 97.5 1 1 0
First-class 647 93615 44926 1839 9/61 24.42 2.87 50.9 107 23
Career statistics
Test debut Australia v England at Sydney, Dec 15-21, 1911 scorecard
Last Test England v Australia at Nottingham, Jun 12-15, 1926 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1909 - 1936

Although he had been, as all his friends knew, in poor health for a number of years, the death of J. W. Hearne on September 14 in his 75th year will have came as a great shock to all who had known him as a man, a cricketer and a personal friend, and above all to those who played both with and against him during his distinguished career for England and Middlesex. Born on the 11th February 1891, he made his first appearance in eight matches for Middlesex in 1909-in which year he showed promise for the future with an innings of 71 against Somerset. In the following season he scored 725 runs and took 49 wickets, foreshowing his great future as an allrounder. Incidentally in the match against Surrey at the Oval in that year, when I was first invited to play for the County, J. W. and I each missed "Razor" Smith while he made six runs, with the result that we lost the match by two wickets ! 1 may say that both catches were " sitters ". In the seasons of 1913, 1914 and 1920 J. W. scored over 2,000 runs and took over 100 wickets and it is worthy of mention that in 1923 he was one of the first four batsmen against Hampshire at Southampton to score a century each, which is extremely rare in the annals of the game. Alas, he never enjoyed robust health, and his bones being very brittle, he was very prone to injury: otherwise his record would have been infinitely greater.There has rarely been a more charming and modest man and cricketer, always helpful and encouraging to others. As a batsman he was never sensational, but his artistry was supreme and will never be forgotten by those who were fortunate enough to see it. He was a lovable character, a true friend and all who knew J. W. will feel his death deeply and cherish his memory.
G E V Crutchley, The Cricketer

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© The Cricketer International

May 8, 1921

The Middlesex side that won the 1921 Championship. Richard Twining, Hugh Dales, Jack Hearne, Jack Durston, Arthur Tanner, Harry Lee; (front row, l-r) Patsy Hendren, Nigel Haig, Frank Mann, Hon Clarence Bruce, Joe Murrell.

The Middlesex side that won the 1921 Championship



Wisden Cricketer of the Year 1912