05 February, 2009

Jack MacBryan


John "Jack" Crawford William MacBryan was a cricketer who played for Cambridge University and Somerset and made one almost imperceptible appearance in a Test match for England. MacBryan was also a field hockey international and won a gold medal at the 1920 Olympic Games with the Great Britain and Ireland team.

An amateur and a right-hand batsman, MacBryan was the leading Somerset batsman in the years after the First World War and was called up for the Old Trafford Test match against the South Africans in 1924. But the match was ruined by rain and MacBryan neither batted nor bowled. His chance never came again.

He died July 14, 1983 in Cambridge.

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