Stanley Jackson


Stanley Jackson

Infobox Historic Cricketer


nationality = English
country = England
country abbrev = Eng
name = Hon. Stanley Jackson
picture = Cricket_no_pic.pngbatting style = Right-handed batsman (RHB)
bowling style = Right arm fast medium
tests = 20
test runs = 1415
test bat avg = 48.79
test 100s/50s = 5/6
test top score = 144*
test balls = 1587
test wickets = 24
test bowl avg = 33.29
test 5s = 1
test 10s = 0
test best bowling = 5/52
test catches/stumpings = 10/0
FCs = 309
FC runs = 15901
FC bat avg = 33.83
FC 100s/50s = 31/76
FC top score = 160
FC balls = 37643
FC wickets = 774
FC bowl avg = 20.37
FC 5s = 42
FC 10s = 6
FC best bowling = 8/54
FC catches/stumpings = 195/0
debut date = 17 July
debut year = 1893
last date = 16 August
last year = 1905
source = http://www.cricinfo.com/db/PLAYERS/ENG/J/JACKSON_FS_01000164/

Sir Francis Stanley Jackson (born 21 November 1870 in Leeds, died 9 March 1947 in London), known as the Honourable Stanley Jackson during his playing career, was an English cricketer, soldier and Conservative politician. During his time at Harrow School his fag was fellow parliamentarian and future Prime Minister Winston Churchill.

Jackson played for Cambridge University, Yorkshire and England. He was named Wisden Cricketer of the Year in 1894.

He captained England in 5 Test matches in 1905, winning 2 and drawing 3 to retain The Ashes. [Alan Gibson wrote a book about his achievements in that series, published in 1966: "Jackson's Year: The Test Matches Of 1905".] Captaining England for the first time, he won all five tosses and topped the batting and bowling averages for both sides, with 492 runs at 70.28 and 13 wickets at 15.46. These were the last of his 20 test matches, all played at home as he couldn't spare the time to tour.

Jackson served in the Royal Lancaster Regiment of Militia in the Second Boer War, and transferred to the West Yorkshire Regiment as a Lieutenant-Colonel in 1914.

He was elected as a Member of Parliament in 1915, representing Howdenshire (Yorkshire) until resigning in 1926. He served as Financial Secretary to the War Office 1922-23. In 1927 he was appointed Governor of Bengal. In 1932, he was shot at close range by a girl student named Bina Das in the convocation hall of the Calcutta University, but escaped unhurt.

Sir Stanley Jackson was saved from the attempt on his life by Lieutenant-Colonel Hassan Suhrawardy (the first Muslim Vice Chancellor of the University of Calcutta). Suhrawardy was knighted by the King for his heroism. Suhrawardy was the father of Shaista Suhrawardy Ikramullah and the uncle of Huseyn Shaheed Suhrawardy. [ [http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/emailArticleViewer.arc?articleId=ARCHIVE-The_Times-1932-02-08-12-005,ARCHIVE-The_Times-1932-02-08-12 Report from "The Times"] ]

Recalling Jackson's funeral in 1947 the Bishop of Knaresborough remarked "As I gazed down on the rapt faces of that vast congregation, I could see how they revered him as though he were the Almighty, though, of course, infinitely stronger on the leg side."

ee also

*History of Test cricket (1890 to 1900)

Notes

External reference

* [http://www.cricinfo.com/db/PLAYERS/ENG/J/JACKSON_FS_01000164/ Cricinfo page on the Honourable Stanley Jackson]


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