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Jack Young


Born at Paddington, London in 1912, Jack Young was a slow left-arm bowler, right-handed lower order batsman and a fine gully fieldsman. Representing Middlesex 292 times between 1933 and 1956, he bagged 1,182 wickets (av. 19.21) with a best performance of 9 for 52 versus Gloucestershire at Cheltenham in 1947. He scored 2,124 runs (av. 8.56) with a top score of 62 versus Yorkshire in 1949 and he held 125 catches. He took 100 wickets in a season eight times with a best of 163 (av. 19.88) in 1952. He played eight Tests for England between 1947 and 1949 and he toured once with M.C.C. to South Africa in 1948/49. He took 17 wickets (av. 44.52) with a best haul of 3 for 65 versus, scored 28 runs (av. 5.60) and he held 5 catches. His best bowling performance in first-class cricket was 9 for 55 for an England XI versus a Commonwealth XI at Hastings in 1951. He died in London in 1993.