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James Broadbridge      

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

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 Ct St
First-class 102 184 23 2671 135 16.59 1 51 0
Bowling averages
Mat Runs Wkts BBI Ave 5w 10
First-class 102 261+ 324 6/? 18.64* 8 1
Career statistics
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
Profile

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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Gloucs 329 & 43/0 Derbyshire 77/2d
Essex v Leics at Chelmsford - May 31-Jun 3
Essex 166 & 276 Leics 280 & 84/0
Glamorgan v Northants at Cardiff - May 31-Jun 3
Glamorgan 371 Northants 157 & 189/4 (f/o)
Hampshire v Worcs at Southampton - May 31-Jun 3
Hampshire 222 & 18/1 Worcs 403/5d
Middlesex v Warwickshire at Lord's - May 31-Jun 3
Warwickshire 342 & 93/2 Middlesex 260
Surrey v Lancashire at The Oval - May 31-Jun 3
Surrey 448 Lancashire 366/8
Notts v Sussex at Nottingham - Jun 1-4
Notts 255 & 243 Sussex 189 & 12/0
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