Matches (23)
IPL (2)
ZIM v NAM (2)
SLCD-XI in ENG (1)
ENG v NZ (1)
Inter-Insular (2)
Charlotte Edwards (4)
County DIV1 (4)
County DIV2 (3)
4-Day Championship (3)
Uganda Women in Nepal (1)

Full Name

John Jackson


May 21, 1833, Bungay, Suffolk


November 04, 1901, Brownlow Hill, Liverpool, Lancashire, (aged 68y 167d)

Batting Style

Right hand Bat


For a time John Jackson was one of the fastest bowlers in England. He was tall, upright and strong and, according to Richard Daft, "had a peculiar habit of blowing his nose with a loud report whenever he took a wicket ... he was called "Foghorn" on this account." Daft added that Jackson was a rough-and -tumble character who was often involved in scrapes. On the unprepared wickets of the 1850s he made an immediate impact, and even though his style was more round-arm, his height and power made him a fearsome opponent. In 1859 he toured America, and in 1863-64 Australia with George Parr. But his form began to decline from then on, and in 1866 his career was effectively ended when he ruptured a blood vessel in his leg while playing for Nottinghamshire against Yorkshire. He was also a more than capable batsman who liked nothing more than to hit the ball hard and high. After the injury, which laid him up for 20 weeks, he cast a sorry figure, ending up subsisting on handouts and he dying in Liverpool Workhouse Infirmary aged 69.
Martin Williamson

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Debut/Last Matches - Player
The England cricket team assembled at Lord's in London before leaving for the 1863 tour of Australia
Punch cartoon of John Jackson
England's 12 Champion Cricketers on board a ship at Liverpool bound for America in September 1859
John Jackson as an old man
John Jackson in his prime