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John Brunskill      

Full name John Handfield Brunskill

Born April 17, 1875, Rathmines, Dublin

Died July 21, 1940, Lincoln, England (aged 65 years 95 days)

Major teams Dublin University

Batting style Left-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm medium

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 Ct St
First-class 4 8 0 134 58 16.75 0 0 0
Bowling averages
Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
First-class 4 85 50 0 - - - 3.52 - 0 0 0
Career statistics
First-class span 1895 - 1895

John Brunskill was at Trinity College at the same time as some other talented cricketers - most notably Lucius Gwynn - and helped to form the mainstay of an exceptional side. A middle-order batsman, in 1895 he scored 25 and 58 as Dublin University beat the MCC, but he had less success on the tour of England which followed. He also played for Ireland. After qualifying in medicine he was commissioned into the Royal Army Medical Corps and that curtailed his cricket. He served in World War One, receiving a DSO for gallantry. At the end of the war he was medical officer in the allied forces Dunsterforce expedition.
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