Jack Crawford (1 December 1886 – 2 May 1963) was an English
first-class cricketer who played mainly for Surrey County Cricket Club
and for South Australia. An amateur, he played as an all-rounder.
Unusually for a first-class cricketer, Crawford wore spectacles while
playing. He played Test cricket before he was 21 years old for England,
and successfully toured Australia with the Marylebone Cricket Club in
1907–08. He played only 12 matches for England, although critics
believed he had a great future in the sport and was a potential future
England captain. After a dispute with Surrey cricketing authorities, he
moved to Australia, but after another dispute, moved to New Zealand to
play for Otago, though that relationship also ended badly. After service
in the First World War, he returned to England and played a handful of
games between 1919 and 1921. Although he continued to play cricket at a
lower level, the remainder of Crawford's life passed in relative
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