Jack Oakes

Jack Oakes Sussex CCC
Jack Oakes

Jack Oakes, brother of Charles, was born in 1916 and was a hard hitting right-hand batsman and off-break bowler who played 128 matches between 1937 and 1951.

He scored 4,410 runs including two centuries average 22.16 and took 166 wickets at 39.20 runs each including five wickets in an innings 6 times and a best performance of 7 for 64.

Alfred Oakes, the father of Charles and Jack, was for many years the groundsman at Horsham. He lived in the cottage on the ground for 60 years where Charles and Jack were born.

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