Full name John Ring
Born 1758, Darenth, Kent
Died October 25, 1800, Bridge, Kent (aged 42 years)
Major teams Hampshire XI, Kent XI
Batting style Right-hand bat
Height 5 ft 5 in
Relation Brother - G Ring
|First-class debut||Kent XI v Hampshire XI at Sevenoaks, Jul 3-5, 1782 scorecard|
|Last First-class||England v Surrey XI at Margate, Aug 24-26, 1796 scorecard|
John Ring was one of Kent's best batsmen in the late 18th century and was employed by Sir Horatio Mann at Bourne as a huntsman. He originally came from the Dartford area. Short and thick-set, he was noted for his play to leg and was a good single wicket player. Joey Ring made 90 known first-class appearances from 1782 until 1796 when he seems to have withdrawn from major matches.
Ring is believed to have been a cricketing fatality. It seems that his nose was broken in the summer of 1800 by a practice ball bowled by his brother George. Ring became ill and and was bedridden for several weeks before dying, evidently of a fever that developed as a result of his accident.
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