John Jameson - England - Test Profile 1971-74

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Date: 27 April 1974

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      Right Hand Bat, Right Arm Off-spin
      Monday, 30 June 1941
      Bombay, India.
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John JAMESON - England - Test Profile 1971-74


John Jameson, the hard hitting Warwickshire opening bat, made an impressive debut against India in 1971, but had more trouble against the West Indian fast bowlers when he toured the Caribbean under Mike Denness. Later, he and Andy Roberts were the stars of a television programme which examined the psychology of facing a fast bowler. His early Tests would have been even more impressive had he not been run out in three out of four of his first international innings. He made 82 at the Oval in his second Test in the match when an England second innings collapse precipitated by his second running disaster lead to India's first series victory in England. He was unlucky that there was no winter tour to allow him to cement a place, and he was not chosen again until the West Indies series early in 1974. Jameson batted at number three in the second Test in Jamaica, scoring 23 and 38, which was second top score to Dennis Amiss' match-saving 262 not out.


He also bowled seven overs of his occasional off-spin, bowling Clive Lloyd for 49. In Barbados he scored just 3 and 9 then lost his place. He made 91 against Barbados and also scored 126 against Bermuda in Hamilton. Jameson received the first ball bowled in the World Cup, bowled by India's Madan Lal at Lord's in 1975. He scored 21 in that match and 11 against New Zealand at Trent Bridge before losing his place to Barry Wood. He played one other ODI, against West Indies at the Oval in 1973, when he made second top score with 28, adding 38 for the first wicket with Mike Smith of Middlesex. For Warwickshire (see photo above) he took part in a world record undefeated partnership of 465 with Rohan Kanhai, against Gloucestershire in 1974, his own score being 240 not out. (Bob Harragan).


Jameson represented Warwickshire from 1960 until 1976.