Jack Young (cricketer)

Jack Young (cricketer)

Infobox Historic Cricketer


nationality = English
country = England
country abbrev = ENG
name = Jack Young
picture = Cricket_no_pic.pngbatting style = Right-hand bat
bowling style = Slow left-arm orthodox
tests = 8
test runs = 28
test bat avg = 5.59
test 100s/50s = -/-
test top score = 10*
test balls = 2368
test wickets = 17
test bowl avg = 44.52
test 5s = -
test 10s = -
test best bowling = 3/65
test catches/stumpings = 5/-
FCs = 341
FC runs = 2485
FC bat avg = 8.93
FC 100s/50s = -/1
FC top score = 62
FC balls = 78965
FC wickets = 1361
FC bowl avg = 19.68
FC 5s = 82
FC 10s = 17
FC best bowling = 9/55
FC catches/stumpings = 150/-
debut date = 26 July
debut year = 1947
last date = 25 June
last year = 1949
source = http://content-aus.cricinfo.com/ci/content/player/23534.html

John Albert "Jack" Young (October 14, 1912 — February 5, 1993) was a cricketer who played for Middlesex and England.

Young was a slow left arm spin bowler who relied on accuracy and a flat delivery rather than flight. He was on the staff at Middlesex for much of the 1930s, but only came to the fore after the Second World War. In 1947, he took more than 150 wickets as Middlesex, led by the sensational batting of Denis Compton, Bill Edrich and Jack Robertson, won the County Championship, and he repeated the feat two years later when the Championship was shared with Yorkshire. He also took more than 150 wickets in 1951 and 1952, so that, when he retired from injury after just three matches in the 1956 season, he had taken more than 1,300 wickets in 10 seasons at an average of less than 20 runs per wicket.

Young played Test cricket for England eight times between 1947 and 1949, but took only 17 wickets in those games. Though his accuracy made him economical, and he bowled 11 consecutive maiden overs against the 1948 Australians at Trent Bridge, he appeared to lack the penetration to trouble the best batsmen. He was also perhaps unlucky in selection policies: in 1948, he played the first, third and fifth Tests and was omitted from the chosen 12 at Headingley, where the pitch for the fourth Test might have suited him.


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