Full name John Nyren
Born December 15, 1764, Hambledon, Hampshire
Died June 30, 1837, Bromley-by-Bow, London (aged 72 years 197 days)
Major teams England, Hambledon, Marylebone Cricket Club
Batting style Left-hand bat
Relation Father - R Nyren
|First-class debut||TA Smith's XI v Earl of Winchilsea's XI at Luggershall, Jul 16-17, 1787 scorecard|
|Last First-class||Lord F Beauclerk's XI v W Ward's XI at Lord's, Jun 18-20, 1817 scorecard|
John Nyren was a left-hand batsmen who made a few appearances for Hambledon in the club's twilight years - he joined the club when he was 14 and stayed until its demise - and then played for Homerton. He also played for England as well as Gentlemen - in the first match against Players - at Lord's in the first decade of the 19th century. His real fame came as an author. In 1833 he published The Young Cricketer's Tutor, a classic and colourful recollection of the legendary figures who dominated the final years of the previous century. It is widely regarded as cricket's first great work of literature.
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