John Abrahams

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John Abrahams
Cricket information
Batting style Left-handed batsman (RHB)
Bowling style Right arm off break
International information
National side
Career statistics
Competition First-class List A
Matches 252 215
Runs scored 10,059 3,759
Batting average 29.76 25.06
100s/50s 14/53 1/19
Top score 201* 103*
Balls bowled 5,695 1,184
Wickets 56 23
Bowling average 50.19 39.52
5 wickets in innings 0 0
10 wickets in match 0 N/A
Best bowling 3/27 2/11
Catches/stumpings 162/- 70/-
Source: [1]

John Abrahams (born 21 July 1952, Salt River, Cape Town, Cape Province, South Africa) was a left-handed batsman and right arm off break bowler. His brothers Basil and Peter Abrahams, and his late father Cec Abrahams, were also cricketers.[1]

He played for Lancashire County Cricket Club from 1973 to 1988, and also appeared for the Minor Counties in 1974 and Shropshire from 1989 to 1991. He was awarded his Lancashire cap in 1982, and captained Lancashire in 1984 and 1985. He won the man of the match award in the Benson and Hedges Cup final at Lord's in 1984 for his captaincy, despite not bowling and scoring a duck.[2] He was awarded a benefit season in 1988, which raised £52,500.

He scored 14 first-class hundreds, with a best of 201 not out against Warwickshire. His solitary one day century, 103*, came against Somerset.

Abrahams is the team manager of the England Under-19 team.[3] His wife Debbie is a Labour MP, elected at the January 2011 parliamentary by-election in Oldham East and Saddleworth.

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