Jack Shantry

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Jack Shantry
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Personal information
Full name
Jack David Shantry
Born (1988-01-29) 29 January 1988 (age 34)
Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England
Height6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
BowlingLeft-arm medium
Domestic team information
2009–2018Worcestershire (squad no. 11)
FC debut25 August 2009 Worcestershire v Nottinghamshire
LA debut23 August 2009 Worcestershire v Essex
Career statistics
Competition FC LA T20
Matches 92 73 90
Runs scored 1,640 188 87
Batting average 19.06 11.05 7.25
100s/50s 2/2 0/0 0/0
Top score 106 31 12*
Balls bowled 16,197 2,999 1,930
Wickets 266 92 92
Bowling average 29.25 30.43 28.21
5 wickets in innings 12 0 0
10 wickets in match 2 0 0
Best bowling 7/60 4/29 4/33
Catches/stumpings 30/– 18/– 20/–
Source: CricketArchive, 16 September 2017

Jack David Shantry (born 29 January 1988) is a former English cricketer who played county cricket for Worcestershire. He is now an umpire.


Shantry played for Shropshire Under-17s as early as July 2004, scoring 64 at the top of the order against Yorkshire Under-17s.[1] He made several further appearances for Shropshire Under-17s, and also played for Shrewsbury Cricket Club, appearing in the Cockspur Cup and making an appearance against Kidderminster Victoria in the Birmingham and District Premier League.[2]

In 2007 and 2008, Shantry progressed to a mixture of senior cricket at minor counties level with Shropshire County Cricket Club and Second XI cricket for Worcestershire. He took 7/34 for Worcestershire Second XI against Leicestershire II in June 2008,[3] and scored 88 for Shropshire against Wales Minor Counties in August of the same year.[4] Between these two feats, in July, he had appeared for Shropshire in the final of the Resource Bank Twenty20 Cup, which they lost to a star-studded Lashings World XI side despite Shantry's 3/11.[5]

Shantry made his senior debut for Worcestershire in a Pro40 match against Essex at Colchester on 23 August 2009, taking the wicket of Ravi Bopara and not batting.[6] Two days later, he made his maiden appearance in first-class cricket when he was selected for Worcestershire's County Championship clash with Nottinghamshire at New Road. In a drawn game, Shantry claimed the wickets of Bilal Shafayat and Mark Ealham, but was lbw for nought in his only innings.[7] He retained his place in the side in both one-day and four-day cricket, and so his club cricket appearances, now for Walsall, became less frequent.[2]

Shantry pressed his claims for a regular place in the side in his first game of the 2010 season, a non-first-class warm-up match against Bradford/Leeds UCCE. He claimed 5–18 in the first innings, and opened the bowling in the second innings, taking a wicket with the first ball of the innings and finishing with 7–47, to complete a match haul of 12 wickets for 65. Worcestershire went on to win the game.[8]

In September 2014, he scored his maiden first-class century (and took ten wickets in a first-class match for the first time) in a victory over Surrey that guaranteed Worcestershire promotion to Division 1.[9]

In June 2018, Shantry announced his retirement from all cricket with immediate effect, due to ongoing back injuries. In 2022, Shantry became an umpire.[10]


  1. ^ "Shropshire Under-17s v Yorkshire Under-17s in 2004". CricketArchive. Retrieved 17 September 2009.
  2. ^ a b "Birmingham and District Premier League Matches played by Jack Shantry". CricketArchive. Archived from the original on 24 October 2012. Retrieved 17 September 2009.
  3. ^ "Worcestershire Second XI v Leicestershire Second XI in 2008". CricketArchive. Retrieved 17 September 2009.
  4. ^ "Wales Minor Counties v Shropshire in 2008". CricketArchive. Retrieved 17 September 2009.
  5. ^ "Shropshire v Lashings World XI in 2008". CricketArchive. Retrieved 17 September 2009.
  6. ^ "Essex v Worcestershire in 2009". CricketArchive. Retrieved 17 September 2009.
  7. ^ "Worcestershire v Nottinghamshire in 2009". CricketArchive. Retrieved 17 September 2009.
  8. ^ In May 2010 he took his first first-class five wickets in an innings, recording 5–49 against Leicestershire at Grace Road. "Worcestershire v Bradford/Leeds UCCE in 2010". CricketArchive. 15 April 2010.
  9. ^ "Worcestershire promoted amid extraordinary drama". Cricinfo. 12 September 2014.

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