John Hampshire, English cricketer, Died at 76


John Harry Hampshire was born on February 10, 1941 and died on March 1, 2017.

He better known as Jack Hampshire.

He was an English cricketer.

John played eight Tests and three One-Day Internationals (ODIs) for England between 1969 and 1975.

Hampshire played first-class cricket for Yorkshire from 1961 to 1981, and for Derbyshire from 1982 to 1984.

Additionally, he was a successful captain of Tasmania in the period before the state was included in the Sheffield Shield.

Hampshire was also appointed President of Yorkshire County Cricket Club in 2016, serving until his death.

As a cricket writer, Colin Bateman, remarked, “Hampshire thrilled English cricket supporters when he scored a century at Lord’s on his Test debut – a unique achievement for an England player.

He was an attractive middle-order stroke-player, Hampshire looked one for the future but he was dropped after one more match”.

John Hampshire passed away at 76 years old.