Jack Bannister

Country: England
Born: August 23, 1930, Wolverhampton, Staffordshire
Batting Style: Right hand Bat
Bowling Style: Right arm Fast medium
Died: January 23, 2016 (aged 85y 153d)

Jack Bannister Bio

John David Bannister, widely known as Jack Bannister, was a highly skilled cricketer from England who made a significant impact both on and off the field. Born on March 21, 1929, in Birmingham, Bannister proved himself as a medium-fast seamer, leaving an indelible mark on the sport.

Throughout his illustrious career, Bannister showcased his exceptional talent, capturing a remarkable 1,198 wickets in first-class matches. His skill and determination enabled him to maintain an outstanding bowling average of 21.91 over a span of 20 years. Among his numerous accomplishments, Bannister’s performance against Combined Services in 1959 remains unparalleled, as he achieved astonishing figures of 10 for 41, which to this day stands as the best innings analysis by a Warwickshire bowler. Moreover, he also claimed 9 for 35 against Yorkshire in 1955, showcasing his ability to consistently dominate powerful opponents.

Bannister had the honor of representing Warwickshire during their championship-winning campaign in 1951. Additionally, he contributed to Warwickshire’s triumph in the Gillette Cup in 1966, establishing himself as an invaluable asset to the team. Demonstrating his unwavering commitment to the sport, Bannister continued to play until the end of the 1969 season, coinciding with the introduction of the Sunday League.

Aside from his incredible cricketing prowess, Bannister demonstrated a talent for journalism, embarking on a parallel career while still an active player. He began writing for the esteemed publication, the Birmingham Post, and continued to do so for an astonishing four decades. Alongside his written contributions, Bannister embarked on an extensive broadcasting career, lending his expertise and insights to countless cricket fans around the world.

Bannister’s most notable accomplishment, however, came in the form of his establishment of the Professional Cricketers’ Association (PCA). Serving the PCA for an impressive 20 years, Bannister initially filled the role of secretary before ascending to the esteemed positions of chairman and president. His dedication to the welfare and rights of fellow cricketers revolutionized the sport, earning him immense respect throughout the cricketing community.

Even after retiring from the game, Bannister remained intricately involved in the cricketing world, utilizing his vast knowledge and experience to make invaluable contributions. His passion for the sport transcended boundaries, leaving an enduring impact on the development of cricket in England.

Jack Bannister’s remarkable career serves as a testament to his exceptional talent and unwavering passion for cricket. His outstanding performance on the field, coupled with his significant contributions off it, established him as a legendary figure in the history of English cricket. Bannister’s legacy lives on, forever etched in the annals of the sport, and his name will continue to be synonymous with excellence and integrity.

Jack Bannister Career Stats

Jack Bannister Batting Stats

Batting Matches Innings Nos Runs High Score Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
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FC 374 456 123 3140 71 9.42 - - 0 4 - - 168 0
List A 20 9 6 12 4 4 - - 0 0 - - 3 0
T20s - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Jack Bannister Bowling Stats

Bowling Matches Innings Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10w
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FC 374 - - 26258 1198 10/41 - 21.91 - - - 53 6
List A 20 - 1153 561 25 3/14 3/14 22.44 2.91 46.1 0 0 0
T20s - - - - - - - - - - - - -

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