Actors

James Charles Laker Net Worth

James Charles Laker Net Worth is
$850,000

James Charles Laker Biography

James "Jim" Charles Laker (9 February 1922 – 23 April 1986) was a cricketer who played for England in the 1950s, known for "Laker's match" in 1956 at Old Trafford, Manchester, when he took nineteen wickets in England's victory against Australia. He played 46 Test matches between 1948 and 1959, taking 193 wickets with a bowling average of 21.24; in all first-class matches he took 1,944 wickets at 18.41.Born in Frizinghall, Bradford, West Riding of Yorkshire, he was known as an elegant off-spin bowler. He consistently performed well against Australian cricket teams, and formed a successful partnership with Tony Lock, a left-arm orthodox spinner. He was also part of the Surrey side that dominated the county championship with seven consecutive titles from 1952 to 1958. He was selected as one of the five Wisden Cricketers of the Year in 1952.

Quick Facts

Full NameJames Charles Laker
Date Of BirthFebruary 9, 1922
Died1986-04-23
Place Of BirthBradford, West Riding of Yorkshire, England
Wikipediahttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/?curid=263478
Star SignAquarius


Interesting Facts

#Fact
1A distinguished Surrey and Essex cricketer who represented England in 46 test matches. In the 1956 test at Old Trafford, he took match figures of 19 wickets for 90 runs - still the best ever analysis in a test match, or, indeed, any first class match. He took 9-37 and 10-53 in each innings. He later became a successful broadcaster with BBC Television before his premature death in Putney on 23rd April 1986, following gall bladder surgery, aged 64.


Filmography

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Prudential World Cup Cricket 19831983TV Mini-SeriesHimself - Commentator
Grandstand1977TV SeriesHimself - Cricket: Jubilee Test commentator
The John Player League1969TV SeriesHimself - Commentator
This Is Your Life1957TV SeriesHimself
The Final Test1954Himself - England cricketer
BBC TV Cricket1938TV SeriesHimself - Commentator

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Not Cricket: The Basil d'Oliveira Conspiracy2004TV Movie documentaryHimself
Crickets Entertainers1993VideoHimself
Cricket: The Match Winners1992VideoHimself - Commentator
Cricket: The 70's1991VideoHimself - Commentator
Cricketing Legends: Richard Hadlee1991VideoHimself - Commentator
John Arlott's Vintage Cricket1986VideoHimself - Commentator

Source
IMDB Wikipedia
Tags

Related Articles