Part 2 of cricketing suicides!
The concluding part of cricketing suicides...The concluding part of cricketing suicides...
David Bairstow (1915-1998)
Though he played only four Tests and 21 ODIs as a wicket-keeper, he was a popular player for both England and Yorkshire and scored 59 on his Test debut against India in 1979. His son Jonny made his ODI debut against India earlier this year. Hanged himself.
Jack Iverson (1915-1973)
Known as the 'mystery bowler' due to his unique grip, the legbreak bowler played in just one series for Australia at home against England in 1950-51 in which he took 21 wickets in five Tests. Shot himself.
SG Barnes (1916-1973)
Barnes, a contemporary of Sir Donald Bradman, scored three centuries in just 13 Tests for Australia with a top score of 234 at the remarkable average of 63.05. Overdose of sleeping pills.
Harold Gimblett (1914-1978)
Dashing batsman who smashed 123 runs in just 65 minutes on his county debut, also scored 67 not out on Test debut against India at Lord's in 1936 though he played in only three Test matches. Overdose of sleeping pills.
Jim Burke (1930-1979)
A century on debut for Australia against England at age 20 promised much. Only two more followed in a total of 24 Test matches but he earned a name for himself with his dour batting. Shot himself.