John Bart King

Living near Philadelphia, I was thrilled to find out that John Bart King was the fastest bowler produced by the United States. His statistics in first class cricket (the only type he could play) are enviable. You can read more about him at wiki which is the source of this post.

Philadelphia was very prominent in cricket during the early 20th century. There were many cricket clubs that still exist – Merion, Germantown, Belmont, Philadelphia.

Career statistics

Competition FC
Matches 65
Runs scored 2134
Batting average 20.51
100s/50s 1/8
Top score 113*
Balls bowled 13729
Wickets 415
Bowling average 15.65
5 wickets in innings 38
10 wickets in match 11
Best bowling 10/53
Catches/stumpings 67/–

Source: cricketarchive, 18 August

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