Jack Gregory (cricketer)

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Jack Gregory
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Gregory c.1921
Personal information
Full nameJack Morrison Gregory
Born(1895-08-14)14 August 1895
North Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Died7 August 1973(1973-08-07) (aged 77)
Bega, New South Wales, Australia
BattingLeft-hand batsman
BowlingRight arm fast
International information
National side
Test debut (cap  107)17 December 1920 v  England
Last Test5 December 1928 v  England
Domestic team information
YearsTeam
1920–1929 New South Wales
Career statistics
Competition Test FC
Matches24129
Runs scored1,1465,659
Batting average 36.9636.50
100s/50s2/713/27
Top score119152
Balls bowled5,58222,014
Wickets 85504
Bowling average 31.1520.99
5 wickets in innings 433
10 wickets in match08
Best bowling7/699/32
Catches/stumpings 37/–195/–
Source: CricketArchive, 1 February 2009

Jack Morrison Gregory (14 August 1895 – 7 August 1973) was an Australian cricketer.

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As well as 129 first class matches for New South Wales he played in 24 Tests between 1920 and 1928. He was known mainly as a fearsome right-arm fast bowler but he also achieved a batting average of 36.50 and 1146 runs including two centuries, batting left-handed and gloveless. He also batted without a box. [1] His best bowling was 7/69 in an innings and 8/101 in a match at the 1920/21 Test against England at the MCG.

At the Johannesburg Test in 1921 he scored a century from 67 balls in 70 minutes, which was at the time the fastest hundred in terms of both balls faced and minutes taken in the history of Test cricket. The record stood until 1985 when Viv Richards managed the feat with 56 balls but it remains the record for the fastest hundred in terms of minutes. His record of 15 catches in the 1920–21 Ashes series still stands as the record for the most catches by a fieldsman in a Test series. [2]

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Jack was the nephew of two of the very early Australian cricketers, Dave and Ned Gregory. A knee injury suffered in the 1928 Brisbane Test match brought his cricket career to an abrupt finish.

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  1. Cashman; Franks; Maxwell; Sainsbury; Stoddart; Weaver; Webster (1997). The A-Z of Australian cricketers. ISBN   0-19-550604-9.
  2. Records – Test matches – Most catches in a series. Cricinfo