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Jackie Mills
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Jackie Mills

New Zealand
Jackie Mills

INTL CAREER: 1930 - 1933

Full Name

John Ernest Mills

Born

September 03, 1905, Carisbrook, Dunedin, Otago

Died

December 11, 1972, Hamilton, Waikato, (aged 67y 100d)

Batting Style

Left hand bat

relations

(father)

TEAMS

Wisden obituary
Known to us all as 'Jackie' Mills, he first came to England with a New Zealand side in 1927 and had a fairly successful tour, making 1251 runs, average 3790, including five centuries - one against Surrey - but there were no Tests that year. When the MCC agreed to send a team to New Zealand in the winter of 1929-30 it was agreed to raise New Zealand to full Test match status, and three three-day Tests were included in the programme of the tour. I well remember Jackie's Test debut in the second Test, at Wellington: he shared with C. S. Dempster a first-wicket partnership of 276, of which he made 117. This, I think, was his best Test performance. Certainly the opening stand was a record until 1972, when Glenn Turner and Terry Jarvis put on 387 against West Indies at Georgetown. Jackie was a left-handed batsman, tall and lean, and was a good field. He was brought up in a cricket atmosphere as his father was groundsman at Eden Park, Auckland. He came to England again in 1931 with Tom Lowry's side and scored 1368 runs, average 3181, and made three centuries. He played in all three Tests but scored only 91 runs in four innings. His last Test was against Douglas Jardine's team in 1932-33 at Auckland, but he was bowled in the first innings by Bill Bowes for nought and in the second innings he had collected 11 not out when rain stopped play.
Arthur Gilligan, The Cricketer, February 1973

Career Averages

Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAve100s50s6sCtSt
Test710124111726.7710010
FC971618502518532.841125300
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Test7------------
FC9712342/5730.7500
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