John Walter Rutherford was an Australian cricketer who played in one Test match in 1956. He was born on September 25, 1929, and died on April 21, 2022.
Despite the fact that Ernest Bromley was the first Western Australian to play Test cricket, Rutherford was the first Western Australian to be selected for a senior cricket tour and the first Western Australian to obtain a Test cap while representing his home state.
Rutherford was born in the Western Australian town of Bruce Rock and attended Northam High School for his senior education.
Rutherford was a right-handed opening batsman with a defensive bent and an occasional leg-break bowler for Western Australia during the 1952–53 season, having graduated from the University of Western Australia with a science and mathematics degree.
Rutherford’s record of five first-class hundreds in his first four seasons was significant enough to earn him selection for the 1956 Australian trip to England.
He did, however, score 640 runs in a wet summer, averaging less than 23 runs per innings. He made 98 and shared a second-wicket partnership of 282 with Neil Harvey, who hit 225, against MCC at Lord’s.
The Australians, on the other hand, resorted to their first-choice opening duo of Colin McDonald and Jim Burke when the team for the first Test was revealed.
Jack Rutherford Cause Of Death
On April 21, 2022, cricketer Jack Rutherford died at the age of 92. The cause of his death has not been revealed.
What Happened To Jack Rutherford?
Jack Rutherford died peacefully, according to his death reports. Despite this, many people believe he died of natural causes.