John Shepherd

Country: West Indies
Born: November 09, 1943, Belleplaine, St Andrew, Barbados
Batting Style: Right hand Bat
Bowling Style: Right arm Medium

John Shepherd Bio

John Neil Shepherd, an accomplished cricket player from the West Indies, enjoyed an illustrious career that spanned over two decades. Throughout his career, he showcased his talents in domestic cricket in various countries including England, Australia, South Africa, and Rhodesia. As a nagging swing bowler and a hard-hitting lower-order batsman, Shepherd made a notable impact on the cricketing world, leaving behind a legacy that remains impressive to this day.

Shepherd made his mark in international cricket with a series of captivating performances. He made his Test debut against England in 1969, impressing with his skills by taking 12 wickets at an average of 22.16 in his first three matches. His ability to swing the ball with precision troubled the English batsmen and established his reputation as a formidable bowler.

Following his promising start, Shepherd was selected to represent the West Indies against India during the 1970-71 season. However, the pitches in India proved less helpful for his style of bowling, leading to a relatively less effective performance. Undeterred by this setback, Shepherd continued to excel in domestic cricket around the world.

In 1973, Shepherd embarked on a tour to South Africa with DH Robins’ team. This tour proved to be a turning point in his career as it marked the end of his appearances in the Caribbean. Despite playing only one full season there, he made two more trips to South Africa and even represented Rhodesia in the Currie Cup.

It was during his time at Kent that Shepherd truly made his mark. Having spent 15 seasons with the county, he became an integral part of the team. In 1982, at the age of 38, Shepherd transferred to Gloucestershire, where he continued to make significant contributions for six more years. He also found time to play two seasons of Grade cricket for Footscray in Melbourne, impressing enough to win the prestigious Ryder medal in 1976-77.

After retiring from the professional circuit, Shepherd went on to take up various roles within the cricketing community. He served as the cricket professional at Eastbourne College in Sussex for seven years. His passion for the sport and his dedication to nurturing budding cricketers led to him being appointed as the Regional Development Officer for the Americas region, based at the West Indies Cricket Board in Antigua in March 1998.

Throughout his career, Shepherd proved himself to be a multi-faceted cricket player with a remarkable ability to swing the ball and contribute valuable runs with the bat. His performances in both domestic and international cricket left an indelible mark on the sport. With his achievements celebrated in the cricketing world, John Neil Shepherd played an important role in the development and promotion of cricket in the West Indies and beyond.

John Shepherd Career Stats

John Shepherd Batting Stats

Batting Matches Innings Nos Runs High Score Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 5 8 0 77 32 9.62 - - 0 0 - 1 4 0
T20Is - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
FC 423 613 106 13359 170 26.34 - - 10 72 - - 292 0
List A 326 266 60 4337 101 21.05 - - 1 13 - - 86 0
T20s - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

John Shepherd Bowling Stats

Bowling Matches Innings Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10w
Tests 5 8 1445 479 19 5/104 5/104 25.21 1.98 76 0 1 0
T20Is - - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs - - - - - - - - - - - - -
FC 423 - 75327 32068 1157 8/40 - 27.71 2.55 65.1 - 54 2
List A 326 - 15480 9429 436 6/52 6/52 21.62 3.65 35.5 13 1 0
T20s - - - - - - - - - - - - -

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