Jack Edwards (cricketer, born 1860)

John Dunlop Edwards (12 June 1860 – 31 July 1911) was an Australian cricketer who played in three Tests in England in 1888.

Jack Edwards
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Personal information
Full nameJohn Dunlop Edwards
Born(1860-06-12)12 June 1860
Prahran, Victoria
Died31 July 1911(1911-07-31) (aged 51)
Hawksburn, Victoria
International information
National side
Test debut (cap 52)16 July 1888 v England
Last Test30 August 1888 v England
Domestic team information
Melbourne Cricket Club
Career statistics
Competition Tests First-class
Matches 3 51
Runs scored 48 961
Batting average 9.60 13.72
100s/50s 0/0 0/4
Top score 26 65
Balls bowled 0 493
Wickets 0 7
Bowling average 27.71
5 wickets in innings 0 0
10 wickets in match 0 0
Best bowling 2/6
Catches/stumpings 1/0 19/0
Source: CricketArchive, 14 December 2014

A short and slight man, Edwards attended Wesley College and played for Melbourne Cricket Club before making his first-class debut for Victoria in 1880–81. He hit his highest score the following summer (65 against the touring English team)[1] before he was transferred to Bendigo in his job as a bank clerk.[2]

Edwards had a strong defence and was a fine fieldsman. His selection for the tour of England in 1888 was prompted by his heavy scoring in club matches.[3] In the three Test matches on the tour he made three ducks in six innings, achieving an average of 9.60, batting in the middle order in all three matches. Edwards did only a little better in first-class cricket overall, playing in 51 matches and scoring 961 runs at an average of 13.72.

He died after illness compounded by a nervous breakdown.[3]

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  1. ^ "Victoria v A. Shaw's XI 1881-82". Cricinfo. Retrieved 4 August 2019.
  2. ^ "Death of J. D. Edwards". Australasian: 25. 5 August 1911.
  3. ^ a b The Oxford Companion to Australian Cricket, Oxford, Melbourne, 1996, p. 156.

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