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John Dewes
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John Dewes

England
John Dewes

INTL CAREER: 1948 - 1950

Full Name

John Gordon Dewes

Born

October 11, 1926, North Latchford, Cheshire

Died

May 12, 2015 (aged 88y 213d)

Batting Style

Left hand bat

Bowling Style

Right arm medium

relations

(son),

(grandson)

TEAMS

John Dewes was a left-handed opening batsman of whom much was expected but who ultimately failed to live up to his early potential. In 1945 he was one of three relative unknowns included in the England side for the 'Victory' Test against Australia at Lord's (it was his first-class debut). His form for Cambridge earlier that summer, including scored 1000 runs in May in minor matches, led to his call-up. He continued to pile on runs for Cambridge - he shared a record unbeaten stand of 429 with Hubert Doggart against Essex in 1949, and a year earlier smashed 212 against Sussex. He made his Test debut in 1948, but in ten innings between then and 1950-51 he only reached double figures three times, passing fifty just once. His star continued to wane, although he still showed glimpses of his ability; in 1955 he made 644 in seven matches. His teaching duties took up more of his time after 1950 - he was master at Tonbridge, Rugby and Dulwich - and he subsequently became a headmaster in Australia. He was also a hockey Blue, and his son, Anthony, won a cricket Blue in 1978.
Martin Williamson

Career Averages

Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAve100s50s6sCtSt
Test51001216712.1001000
FC13722924856421241.771845480
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Test5------------
FC1371147121/035.5057.0000
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Hubert Doggart (left) and John Dewes celebrate their unbeaten second-wicket stand of 429 for Cambridge against Essex at Fenners in 1949
John Dewes