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Jack van Geloven
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Jack van Geloven

England

Full Name

Jack van Geloven

Born

January 04, 1934, Guiseley, Leeds, Yorkshire

Died

August 21, 2003, Edinburgh, (aged 69y 229d)

Also Known As

birth registered as Jack Geloven

Batting Style

Right hand bat

Bowling Style

Right arm medium

Other

Umpire

TEAMS

Jack Van Geloven, who died in Edinburgh on August 21 after a long illness, aged 69, was the last Leicestershire player to do the double of 100 wickets and scoring 1,000 runs in a season. He played three times for his native county Yorkshire in 1955, before joining Leicestershire for whom he played from 1956 to 1965.

In sometimes difficult times for the county Van Geloven, a sound right-hand batter and medium-paced bowler from Guiseley, established himself as a most valuable allrounder with first-class figures of 247 matches, averaging 19.43 with the bat, 28.62 with the ball and 137 catches only partly reflecting his worth. His best season was 1962, when to 1055 runs he added exactly 100 wickets for his first, and only "double". He completed the feat by taking the 10th wicket in the second innings of the last match of the season.

After leaving Leicestershire Van Geloven played for Northumberland until 1973 and from 1977 to 1983 he was on the first-class umpires' list.
Robert Brooke, Wisden Cricket Monthly, September 2003

Career Averages

Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAve100s50sCtSt
FC247431447522157*19.435291370
List A3318660*43.000100
Bowling
FormatMatBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveSR4w5w10w
FC24731583139124867/5628.6264.90141
List A316114011/631/63140.00161.00000
Umpire & Referee
FormatMatUmpire
FC2222
List A4343

Debut/Last Matches - Player

FC Matches
Span
1955 - 1965
List A Matches
Span
1963 - 1971