John Baker (cricketer)

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John Baker
Personal information
Born (1933-05-18) 18 May 1933 (age 83)
Weston-super-Mare, Somerset, England
Batting style Right-handed
Bowling style Right-arm medium
Domestic team information
Years Team
1960–1971 Dorset
1955 Oxford University
1952–1954 Somerset
Career statistics
Competition FC LA
Matches 15 1
Runs scored 338 20
Batting average 18.77 20.00
100s/50s –/1 –/–
Top score 91* 20
Balls bowled 846 36
Wickets 9
Bowling average 47.11
5 wickets in innings
10 wickets in match
Best bowling 2/26
Catches/stumpings 4/– –/–
Source: Cricinfo, 22 March 2010

John Baker (born 18 May 1933) is an English former cricketer. He was a right-handed batsman who bowled right-arm medium pace.

Baker made his first-class debut for Somerset in the 1952 County Championship against Lancashire. From 1952 to 1954, he represented Somerset in nine first-class matches, with his final match for the county coming against Warwickshire. In his nine matches he scored 105 runs at a batting average of 10.50, with a highest score of 26 not out.

In 1955, Baker made his first-class debut for Oxford University against Yorkshire. During 1955, he played five first-class matches for the university, with his final first-class match coming against Worcestershire. In his five matches he scored 221 runs at an average of 36.83, with a single half-century of 91 not out against Free Foresters. With the ball, he took seven wickets at a bowling average of 28.42, with best figures of 2/26.

Baker played an additional first-class match for the Combined Services in 1956 against Glamorgan.

Baker made his debut for Dorset in the 1960 Minor Counties Championship against Berkshire. He represented Dorset in 100 Minor Counties Championship matches from 1960 to 1971, his final match coming against Oxfordshire. In 1968, he played his only List-A match for Dorset against Bedfordshire in the 1968 Gillette Cup.

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