Jeff Linton

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Jeff Linton
Personal information
Full name James Edward Fryer Linton
Born (1909-05-07)7 May 1909
Llandaff, Glamorgan, Wales
Died 27 December 1989(1989-12-27) (aged 80)
Cozumel Island, Mexico
Batting style Right-handed
Bowling style Right-arm medium-fast
Domestic team information
Years Team
1932 Glamorgan
First-class debut 17 August 1932 Glamorgan v Middlesex
Last First-class 20 August 1932 Glamorgan v Hampshire
Career statistics
Competition First-class
Matches 2
Runs scored 3
Batting average 0.75
100s/50s 0/0
Top score 2
Balls bowled 150
Wickets 1
Bowling average 82.00
5 wickets in innings 0
10 wickets in match 0
Best bowling 1/34
Catches/stumpings 0/0
Source: CricketArchive, 8 June 2008

Brigadier James Edward Fryer "Jeff" Linton DSO[1] (7 May 1909–27 December 1989) was a Welsh cricketer[2] and British Army officer. He served with the Royal Artillery during World War II[3] after previously playing first-class cricket for Glamorgan County Cricket Club in the 1932 English cricket season as a right-handed batsman and right-arm medium-fast bowler.[4] He also represented the Egypt national cricket team.[5]


Born in Llandaff in 1909,[4] Linton was educated at Charterhouse School where he captained the cricket team.[3] He played his only two first-class matches for his native Glamorgan in August 1932 against Middlesex and Hampshire.[6] In April 1938 he played twice for Egypt against HM Martineau's XI.[7]

He served with the Royal Artillery during World War II, and was awarded the Distinguished Service Order in 1944 after escaping from a prisoner-of-war camp. He had a distinguished military career, and after the war was elevated to the rank of Brigadier and became a senior instructor in anti-tank warfare at the School of Artillery.[3] He died in Mexico in 1989.[4]