Full name James Broadbridge
Born date unknown
Date Christened June 25, 1795, Duncton, Sussex
Died February 12, 1843, Duncton, Sussex
Major teams Godalming, Kent, Surrey, Sussex
Batting style Right-hand bat
|First-class debut||Lord F Beauclerk's XI v G Osbaldeston's XI at Goodwood, Jul 22-23, 1814 scorecard|
|Last First-class||Nottinghamshire XI v Sussex at Nottingham, Jul 27-28, 1840 scorecard|
With William Lillywhite, James Broadbridge was largely responsible for making Sussex a force to be reckoned with in the first half of the 19th century. One of the first round-arm bowlers of any note, in 1827 he was instrumental in bowling Sussex to back-to-back victories over All-England, although they lost the third when their opposition demanded that they bowl fairly (ie underarm). Despite the complaints, round-arm bowling was here to stay, and Broadbridge was one of its pioneers. A farmer by profession, he would often walk from his home in Duncton to Brighton to play.
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