Jack White

Country: England
Born: February 19, 1891, Holford, Somerset
Batting Style: Right hand Bat
Bowling Style: Slow Left arm Orthodox
Died: May 02, 1961, Yarde Farm, Combe-Florey, Somerset, (aged 70y 72d)

Jack White Bio

John Cornish White, an extraordinary cricket player hailing from England, made a profound impact on the game with his accurate left-arm spin bowling and remarkable batting prowess. Born on September 15, 1894, White dedicated his life to cricket, leaving behind a legacy that continues to inspire generations of players.

Unlike many spinners of his time, White relied on precision and variations of pace rather than a significant turn. His ability to deceive batsmen through subtle changes in speed and flight made him a force to be reckoned with on the field. White represented England in 15 Test matches, with 14 of them played after the age of 37, displaying his unwavering dedication to the sport.

White’s most memorable performance came during the scorching hot Adelaide Test in the 1928-29 Ashes series. In a phenomenal display of skill and determination, he secured match figures of 124.5-37-256-13, significantly contributing to England’s narrow 12-run victory. Throughout the series, White conceded a mere 760 runs from 406.4 overs, while claiming 25 wickets. His bowling heroics left an indelible mark on cricket history and solidified his place among the greatest spin bowlers of his era.

White’s talents were not limited to his bowling abilities alone. With the bat in hand, he showcased his versatility, scoring six centuries in first-class matches and achieving the coveted double on two occasions – a testament to his all-round prowess. Furthermore, he captained Somerset for five seasons, bringing his leadership skills and strategic acumen to the forefront of the team’s success. White’s tremendous contributions to Somerset were further recognized when he was appointed as the club president in 1960.

Further highlighting his cricket acumen, White served as a Test selector between 1929 and 1930, contributing to the development and selection of talented players to represent England at the international level. His vast knowledge and expertise allowed him to identify talent and shape the future of the national team.

White’s distinctive nickname “Jack” owed much to his ruddy complexion, a characteristic that set him apart on and off the field. His connection to the agricultural world, as a farmer by trade, further solidified his nickname and added to his appeal as a down-to-earth and relatable figure.

Even after his playing career, White’s influence on cricket continued to be felt. He remained deeply involved in the sport, offering guidance and support to budding players, imparting his wisdom accumulated over a lifetime dedicated to cricket.

John Cornish White will forever be remembered as an exceptional cricket player whose unwavering accuracy, versatility, and love for the game made him a true icon of English cricket. His extraordinary achievements and unwavering dedication continue to inspire cricketers around the world to pursue greatness and leave their mark on the sport.

Jack White Career Stats

Jack White Batting Stats

Batting Matches Innings Nos Runs High Score Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 15 22 9 239 29 18.38 - - 0 0 - 0 6 0
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FC 472 765 102 12202 192 18.4 - - 6 41 - - 428 0
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Jack White Bowling Stats

Bowling Matches Innings Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10w
Tests 15 27 4801 1581 49 8/126 13/256 32.26 1.97 97.9 1 3 1
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FC 472 - 129439 43759 2355 10/76 - 18.58 2.02 54.9 - 193 58
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