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Alan Oakman
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Alan Oakman

England
Alan Oakman

INTL CAREER: 1956 - 1956

Full Name

Alan Stanley Myles Oakman

Born

April 20, 1930, Hastings, Sussex

Died

September 06, 2018 (aged 88y 139d)

Batting Style

Right hand bat

Bowling Style

Right arm offbreak

relations

(son-in-law)

Other

Coach

TEAMS

Alan Oakman was a sound allrounder who was rather unfortunate to play only two Tests for England - both ended in comprehensive victories, the second being Laker's match at Manchester in 1956 when he took five catches close to the wicket. His height - he was 6' 6" - meant that he took catches others couldn't get near, especially bat-pad chances - and helped his batting where his tremendous reach and strength off the front foot meant that he was an outstanding driver of the ball - he passed 1000 runs in a season nine times. He was also a more than useful offspinner - he took 99 wickets in 1954 and a hat-trick in 1952. After retiring he briefly became an umpire, standing for one over of the 1973 Edgbaston Test when Arthur Fagg, the appointed official, refused to start in protest at West Indies' behaviour in the field. Oakman was Warwickshire's senior coach for 17 years from 1970, and then their assistant secretary. He was still making occasional appearances for the county's Over-50 side when almost 70.
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Career Averages

Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAve100s50s4s6sCtSt
Test22014107.00001070
FC5389127921800229*26.17221015940
List A171723205721.330260
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Test2148210---2.62-000
FC53848481203437367/3927.632.5165.80312
List A171387932/282/2826.333.4346.00000
Umpire & Referee
FormatMatUmpire
ODI11
List A1414
Alan Oakman portrait
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Debut/Last Matches

  • Player
  • Umpire
FC Matches
Span
1947 - 1968
List A Matches
Span
1963 - 1968

Photos


Alan Oakman
Alan Oakman, portrait
Ken MacKay is caught by Alan Oakman, bowled Jim Laker
Alan Oakman (right) takes a catch off Jim Laker