Full name John Thomas Brown Dumelow Platts
Born November 23, 1848, Chellaston, Derbyshire
Died August 6, 1898, Derby (aged 49 years 256 days)
Major teams Derbyshire
Batting style Left-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm fast, Right-arm slow (roundarm)
|First-class span||1870 - 1884|
John Platts, the well-known Derbyshire cricketer - one of the best allround players possessed by the county in its early days - died on the 6th of August. A tragic interest attached to the start of Platts' career as a cricketer, as it was a ball bowled by him in the MCC and Notts match at Lord's in 1870 that caused the death of George Summers. At that time a very fast bowler, Platts afterwards lessened his pace and the catastrophe made such a painful impression upon him, that it is said he never in subsequent years could play, with any pleasure, at Lord's ground. After dropping out of active work in the cricket field he became one of the regular county umpires.
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