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Jack Alabaster
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Jack Alabaster

New Zealand

INTL CAREER: 1955 - 1972

Full Name

John Chaloner Alabaster

Born

July 11, 1930, Invercargill, Southland

Age

90y 349d

Batting Style

Right hand bat

Bowling Style

Legbreak googly

relations

(brother)

TEAMS

A legbreak bowler, the best New Zealand have produced, and an occasionally useful batsman, Jack Alabaster toured India and Pakistan in 1955-56, England in 1958, South Africa in 1961-62 ... and West Indies in 1971-72. He reached his peak in South Africa, where, in all first-class matches, he took 86 wickets, more than anyone else, and scored 296 handy runs as well. And in the five Tests he took 22 wickets, helping New Zealand to square a series for the first time.
Christopher Martin-Jenkins

Adapted by Wisden from World Cricketers: A Biographical Dictionary (Oxford, 1996).

Career Averages

Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAve100s50s6sCtSt
Test21346272349.7100070
FC1432123024278213.3305940
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Test213239921863494/468/18038.022.8081.40400
FC14330140126875007/4125.3760.20254
John Chaloner Alabaster
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