John Ducker (cricketer)



John Robert Ducker (born 12 June 1934) is a former
cricketer Cricket is a bat-and-ball game played between two teams of eleven players on a field at the centre of which is a pitch with a wicket at each end, each comprising two bails balanced on three stumps. The batting side scores runs by str ...
who played
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South Australia South Australia (commonly abbreviated as SA) is a state in the southern central part of Australia. It covers some of the most arid parts of the country. With a total land area of , it is the fourth-largest of Australia's states and territori ...
from 1952 to 1963. John Ducker was a
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who played most of his matches for South Australia when the state team’s principal keepers, Gil Langley and Barry Jarman, were away on national duty. He was a useful batsman whose best season was 1959-60, when he scored 489 runs at an average of 37.61, with five fifties and a highest score of 76 against
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See also

* List of South Australian representative cricketers


External links

* * {{DEFAULTSORT:Ducker, John 1934 births Living people South Australia cricketers Australian cricketers Cricketers from Adelaide