John Platts      

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)

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 Ct St
First-class 97 180 6 2237 115 12.85 1 56 0
Bowling averages
Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI Ave Econ SR 5w 10
First-class 97 8454 3673 195 6/39 18.83 2.60 43.3 7 0
Career statistics
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.
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack

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