John Blake (cricketer)
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|Full name||John Philip Blake|
17 November 1917|
Portsmouth, Hampshire, England
|Died||3 June 1944
Brač Island, Yugoslavia
|Relations||David Blake (Brother)|
|Domestic team information|
|Source: Cricinfo, 10 January 2010|
In 1938 Blake made his debut for Cambridge University against the Army, where Blake scored his maiden half century, making 70 runs in Cambridges' first innings, before following that up with a score of 45* in the second innings as the match was drawn.
From 1937 to 1939 Blake represented Hampshire in fourteen first-class matches, scoring 328 runs at an average of 13.66, with a high score of 48.
From 1938 to 1939 Blake represented Cambridge University in fifteen first-class matches, where he had considerable more success with the bat. Blake scored 767 runs at an average of 31.95, scoring all seven of his first-class half centuries for the club, including his highest score of 88. In 1939 Blake received his Cambridge Blue.
Blake played his final first-class match for Hampshire in 1939 against Kent and his final first-class match for Cambridge University against Oxford University. Blake's first-class career came to an end with the onset of the Second World War.