John Valentine (cricketer) Wikipedia
| John Valentine (cricketer)|
September 10, 1791, Leicester, United Kingdom
| Left-handed batsman (LHB)|
Left-arm medium (LM)
John Nugent Valentine (born 20 September 1954 in Montreal, Canada) was a Canadian cricketer, a left-arm medium-pace bowler whose main claim to fame is that of being the first player to take a wicket for Canada in a One Day International. His batting was extremely poor, and in nine matches at ODI and ICC Trophy level his highest score was 3 not out. He played domestic cricket in Canada for Ottawa.
Valentine appeared in Canadas runner-up 1979 ICC Trophy team with some success; he took nine wickets at 15.88, though never more than two in a single innings. He also played in his countrys 1979 World Cup side, opening the bowling and removing Pakistans opening batsman Majid Khan for 1. Valentine played two other matches for the outclassed Canadian team in that tournament, against England (taking the wicket of captain Mike Brearley) and Australia (claiming the scalp of Rick Darling). He now works as a technology teacher in Ashbury College.
Valentines father, Barry Valentine, played cricket for Cambridge University and later became the Bishop of Ruperts Land.