John Abrahams

John Abrahams
Personal information
Born (1952-07-21) 21 July 1952 (age 68)
Salt River, Cape Province, South Africa
BattingLeft-handed batsman (RHB)
BowlingRight arm off break
International information
National side
Career statistics
Competition First-class List A
Matches 252 215
Runs scored 10,059 3,759
Batting average 29.76 25.06
100s/50s 14/53 1/19
Top score 201* 103*
Balls bowled 5,695 1,184
Wickets 56 23
Bowling average 50.19 39.52
5 wickets in innings 0 0
10 wickets in match 0 N/A
Best bowling 3/27 2/11
Catches/stumpings 162/- 70/-
Source: [1]

John Abrahams (born 21 July 1952) is an English retired cricket player. His brothers Basil and Peter Abrahams, and his late father Cec Abrahams, were also cricketers.[1] During his playing career, Abrahams was known as a left-handed batsman and right arm off break bowler.

He was educated at Heywood Grammar School.[2] He played for Lancashire County Cricket Club from 1973 to 1988, and also appeared for the Minor Counties in 1974 and Shropshire from 1989 to 1991. He was awarded his Lancashire cap in 1982, and captained Lancashire in 1984 and 1985. He won the man of the match award in the Benson and Hedges Cup final at Lord's in 1984 for his captaincy, despite not bowling and scoring a duck.[3] He was awarded a benefit season in 1988, which raised £52,500.

He scored 14 first-class hundreds, with a best of 201 not out against Warwickshire. His solitary one day century, 103*, came against Somerset.

Abrahams is the team manager of the England Under-19 team.[4] His wife Debbie is a Labour MP, elected at the January 2011 parliamentary by-election in Oldham East and Saddleworth.

  1. ^ "Cec Abrahams | South Africa Cricket | Cricket Players and Officials". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 24 March 2012.
  2. ^ "John Abrahams". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 25 March 2018.
  3. ^ Frindall, Bill (2009). Ask Bearders. BBC Books. p. 167. ISBN 978-1-84607-880-4.
  4. ^ England Under-19 captain Azeem Rafiq (r) alongside manager John Abrahams as England prepare for their first match in Bangladesh, Mirpur, 11 October 2009, Retrieved 29 July 2010.