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John Wells      

Full name John Wells

Born date unknown

Date Christened January 5, 1760, Wrecclesham, Surrey

Died February 15, 1835, Wrecclesham, Surrey

Major teams Hambledon, Surrey

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style (unknown arm) fast (underarm)

Relation Brother-in-law - W Beldham

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct St
First-class 149 275 19 3116 93 12.17 0 7 175 19
Bowling averages
Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI 5w 10
First-class 149 0+ 0+ 357 7/? 12 1
Career statistics
First-class debut White Conduit Club v England at Lord's (Old), Jun 20-22, 1787 scorecard
Last First-class England v Surrey XI at Lord's, Jul 12-14, 1815 scorecard
Profile

"He was a man," declared Nyren, "of a trans-parent and unflawed integrity - plain, simple, and candid; uncompromising yet courteous; civil and deferential, yet not a cringer." John Wells was born in 1759--the year of victories--and came from the village of Wrecclesham, near Farnham, like the great William Beldham whose sister he married. The distance from his home to Hambledon was 27 miles, and Wells and his brother-in-law had to ride there and back in the day. Eventually they decided to build a cart for the journey, but the dart-tax was laid on about that time, so they continued to ride.

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