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Jacob Harris (cricketer)

Jacob Harris
Personal information
BornKarachi, Bombay Presidency, British India (now Pakistan)
BowlingRight-arm Leg spin
Domestic team information
Career statistics
Competition FC
Matches 25
Runs scored 881
Batting average 22.58
100s/50s 1/1
Top score 100
Balls bowled 1,706
Wickets 63
Bowling average 27.07
5 wickets in innings 1
10 wickets in match 0
Best bowling 5/67
Catches/stumpings 7/–
Source: ESPNcricinfo, 28 October 2023

Jacob Harris was a first-class cricketer and sports coach from Karachi, Pakistan.

He was born in Karachi, when it was still part of British India. He studied at St Patrick's High School, Karachi. He played cricket as a right-hand batsman and a leg-break bowler. He played for the Sindh main first-class team from 1932/33 and 1938/39 and the Maharashtra main first-class team from 1936/37 and 1939/40.[1] Between 1932 and 1943 he played 25 first-class matches.[2] Between 1953 and 1957 he umpired six first-class matches as well.[3]

He coached Wallis Mathias, Antao D'Souza, Khalid Wazir, Wasim Bari, Rashid Israr, all who became Test cricketers for Pakistan.[4]

The undisputed fastest human in Pakistan John Permal attributed his success on the track to the support of his school coach Jacob Harris.[5]

The Jacob Harris Shield Inter School Cricket Tournament was started in his honour in Karachi in 2009. Forty schools participated in the tournament.[6]


  1. ^ CricketArchive website
  2. ^ CricketArchive website
  3. ^ "Cricket World website". Archived from the original on 2012-07-14. Retrieved 2012-03-13.
  4. ^ The Christian Voice 10 October 1999
  5. ^ Dawn August 21, 2008 Archived May 24, 2012, at the Wayback Machine
  6. ^ The Nation April 25, 2009

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