Claude Jennings

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Claude Jennings
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Personal information
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style -
International information
National side
Career statistics
Competition Tests First-class
Matches 6 60
Runs scored 107 2453
Batting average 17.83 25.55
100s/50s 0/0 1/16
Top score 32 123
Balls bowled 0 18
Wickets - 0
Bowling average - -
5 wickets in innings - -
10 wickets in match - -
Best bowling - -
Catches/stumpings 5/0 38/3
Source: CricketArchive

Claude Barrows Jennings (born 5 June 1884, in St Kilda, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, and died 20 June 1950 in Adelaide, South Australia) was a cricketer who played for South Australia, Queensland and Australia.

Jennings was a right-hand opening batsman and occasional wicket-keeper who had a fairly undistinguished domestic cricketing career in Australia in which he scored just one century and averaged, in first-class matches, little over 20 runs per innings. He owed his selection for the Australian team that contested the 1912 Triangular Tournament in England to the dispute between the Australian Cricket Board of Control and senior players, including Clem Hill and Victor Trumper, which led to six leading players being omitted from the touring party.

On the tour, Jennings played in all six Test matches, three each against England and South Africa. In eight innings, two of them not out, he scored 107 runs with a highest of 32 in his very first Test innings, against South Africa at Manchester. He did not keep wicket in the Tests. On the tour as a whole, he scored 1037 runs, with a highest score of 82.

He retired from first-class cricket after the tour and went into business administration, acting as a British trade representative in South Australia and as secretary of the Adelaide Chamber of Commerce.

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