JN Shepherd

Name: Shepherd, John Neil
Date of Birth: b 9 November 1943
Career: 1976/77 - 1977/78
Teams: Footscray
Matches: 21
Batting Style: RHB
Bowling Style: Right Arm Fast Medium


 "The Kent and West Indies all-rounder was a sensation in his two seasons with the Bulldogs in 1976/77 and 1977/78. Shepherd's efforts resulted in a runaway Ryder Medal win in his first season, scoring 36 votes to win by 14 from Tony Steele (Waverley) and Richie Robinson (Northcote). He also won the Age/Puma and Sunday Press/CP Air awards that season as well. Shepherd returned to skipper the Bulldogs the following season, again polling 36 votes in the 1977/78 Ryder Medal, but finishing equal third with John Scholes behind Keith Stackpole (38) and Mick Taylor (37).

Shepherd played 5 Tests for the West Indies between 1969 and 1971 before finding a niche for himself playing for Kent (1965-1980) and later Gloucestershire (1981-1987) in England. He was named one of Wisden's five Cricketers of the Year in 1979. In a first class career from 1964/65 to 1987, Shepherd scored 13359 runs @ 26.34 with 10 centuries and 72 half-centuries, and took 1157 wickets @ 27.71."

Innings N.O. Runs Batting Avg High Score 50s 100s
24 - 907 37.79 156 5

Runs Wickets Bowling Avg Best 5wi 10wm Ct/St
993 80 12.41 8/10 5