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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Durham v Sussex at Chester-le-Street - Apr 26-29
Sussex 335 & 80/2 Durham 339
Gloucs v Derbyshire at Bristol - Apr 26-29
Gloucs 275 Derbyshire 461/7
Hampshire v Notts at Southampton - Apr 26-29
Notts 371 Hampshire 167/4
Lancashire v Kent at Manchester - Apr 26-29
Lancashire 444 Kent 207/6
Leics v Northants at Leicester - Apr 26-29
Northants 251 & 88/1 Leics 305
Somerset v Middlesex at Taunton - Apr 26-29
Somerset 408 Middlesex 263/5
Surrey v Essex at The Oval - Apr 26-29
Surrey 340 Essex 262/1
Yorkshire v Warwickshire at Leeds - Apr 26-29
Warwickshire 435 Yorkshire 128/3
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