John Shepherd (cricketer)

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John Shepherd
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Personal information
Born (1943-11-09) 9 November 1943 (age 73)
Belleplaine, St Andrew, Barbados
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm medium
International information
National side
Test debut 12 June 1969 v England
Last Test 13 April 1971 v India
Domestic team information
Years Team
1964/65–1970/71 Barbados
1966–1981 Kent
1975/76 Rhodesia
1982–1987 Gloucestershire
Career statistics
Competition Tests FC LA
Matches 5 423 326
Runs scored 77 13,359 4,337
Batting average 9.62 26.34 21.05
100s/50s 0/0 10/72 1/13
Top score 32 170 101
Balls bowled 1,445 75,327 15,480
Wickets 19 1,157 436
Bowling average 25.21 27.71 21.62
5 wickets in innings 1 54 1
10 wickets in match 0 2 n/a
Best bowling 5/104 8/40 6/52
Catches/stumpings 4/– 292/– 86/–
Source: CricInfo, 5 April 2017

John Neil Shepherd (born 9 November 1943) is a former West Indian cricketer who played in five Test matches from 1969 to 1971. Shepherd had a long career in English county cricket for Kent County Cricket Club and Gloucestershire County Cricket Club. He was born in Belleplaine, St Andrew in Barbados and played for the Barbados cricket team in his early career.[1][2]

Shepherd made his Test debut against England in Manchester, taking five wickets.[3] He was a Wisden Cricketer of the Year in 1979.

Although Shepherd's Test career was short, he played a remarkable amount of first-class cricket in a variety of venues: he played in both South Africa and Rhodesia, played 15 years for Kent and seven for Gloucestershire. He was the Cricket Professional at Eastbourne College in the early 1990s and President of Kent for 2011 where, as of 2017, he sits on the Committee.[1][4][5]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b John Shepherd, CricInfo. Retrieved 2017-04-05.
  2. ^ John Shepherd, Cricketer of the Year 1979, Wisden Cricketers' Almanack, 1979. Retrieved 2017-04-05.
  3. ^ "1st Test: England v West Indies at Manchester, Jun 12-17, 1969". espncricinfo. Retrieved 2011-12-18. 
  4. ^ John Shepherd named Kent President for 2011, Kent County Cricket Club, 2010-10-21. Retrieved 2017-04-05.
  5. ^ Current Members of the Kent County Cricket Club General Committee, Kent County Cricket Club. Retrieved 2017-04-05.

External links[edit]

John Shepherd at ESPNcricinfo