Picture of John Snow

John Snow

Batting style:
Right Handed bat
Bowling style:
Right-arm fast
Played for:
Roles played:
Home country:
October 13, 1941, Peopleton


One of the brave heart’s the game has ever produced, England's legendary pace bowler John Snow will be remembered more for getting caught in numerous abrades with some of the best batsmen of his era. An individual, who had a keen interest in poetry, was a totally diverse personality on field. Ever since his debut in 1965, John's express paced bowling and implausible aggression brought instant popularity.

Unfortunate for England, John won only 49 Test caps, but John gave his best towards the grandeur of the nation as he claimed over 200 wickets. One of John's breakthrough performances came against archrivals Australia in the 1970-71 Ashes series, where he went on to disturb legendary Aussie batsmen with his swift and furious deliveries. His involvement in the famous incident with Sunil Gavaskar captured the attention of many spectators of the game. John Snow accidentally barged Sunny Gavaskar at his feet at a Test match in Lord's, for which John suffered a set back as he was provisionally dropped from the side.

An animated player and a cricketing mutineer on field, John Snow bid farewell to the game in 1980, sooner than ones liking. With an unprecedented charm, John Snow spearheaded the England bowling attack in his era. His sheer existence rattled the mental poise of many batsmen as he allowed his action to do all the talking.


  Matches Innings Runs NO Avg. SR 100's 50's HS
Test 49 71 772 14 13.54 - 0 2 73
ODI 9 4 9 2 4.5 21.95 0 0 5*
  Matches Innings Balls Runs Wickets BBI BBM Avg. Econ. 4w 5w 10w Extras
Test 49 93 12021 5387 202 7/40 / 26.66 2.68 12 8 1 0
ODI 9 8 538 232 14 4/11 / 16.57 2.58 2 0 0 1
  Catches Stumpings Runouts
Test 16 0 0
ODI 1 0 0


England Vs New Zealand at Lord's, London - Jun 17, 1965
Last played:
England Vs West Indies at Headingley, Leeds - Jul 22, 1976
England Vs Australia at Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), Melbourne - Victoria - Jan 05, 1971
Last played:
England Vs Australia at Headingley, Leeds - Jun 18, 1975