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Jack Durston


Born at Clophill, Bedfordshire in 1893, Jack Durston was a right-arm fast bowler, latterly medium pace and a useful lower-order hard-hitting right-handed batsman. He represented Middlesex 349 times from 1919 to 1933 taking 1,178 wickets (av. 21.97) with a best performance of 8 for 27 and he scored 3,569 runs (av. 11.63) with a top score of 92 n.o. versus Northamptonshire at Lord's in 1930 and he held 230 catches. He took 100 wickets in a season six times with a best of 136 (av. 19.50) in 1921. He toured abroad twice with Cahn to Jamaica in 1928/29 and with Brinckman to South America in 1937/38. He played a single Test for England against Australia in 1921 when he took 5 wickets (av. 27.20) and scored 8 runs. Standing at 6ft 5ins tall he was a more than useful goalkeeper for Brentford. He died at Norwood Green, Southall, Middlesex in 1965.