John Fox, English cricketer, Died at 87


John George “Jackie” Fox was born on July 22, 1929, in Norton, County Durham, and died on August 2, 2016.

He was an English cricketer.

Fox was a right-handed batsman and wicket-keeper. He was born .

He made his debut in county cricket for Durham in the 1950 Minor Counties Championship against the Lancashire Second XI.

John played Minor counties cricket for Durham from 1950 to 1958.

When he completed his final Minor Counties Championship appearance for Durham in 1958 against the Warwickshire Second XI, he proceeded to join Warwickshire in 1959.

Fox made his first-class debut against Northamptonshire.

He played first-class cricket for Warwickshire from 1959 to 1961, playing 43 first-class matches.

T the matches, Fox scored 515 runs at a batting average of 10.72, with a single half century highest score of 52 against the 1959 Indian touring team.

At the stumps, he took 91 catches and made 14 stumpings.

He lost his place in the Warwickshire side to A. C. Smith in the second half of the 1960 season after Smith had finished at Oxford University, and though he played a few more games in 1961 he left Warwickshire at the end of that season.

Fox did not return to county cricket until 1964, when he played again for Durham in the Minor Counties Championship, playing twice for the county that season against the Warwickshire Second XI and Staffordshire.

Later, Fox played Minor Counties Championship cricket for Devon from 1968 to 1969.

John Fox passed awat at 87 years old.