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.
Martin Williamson

Latest Articles
Country Fixtures Country Results
1st Investec Test: England v India at Nottingham - Jul 9-13
India 457 England 43/1
North Division: Durham v Yorkshire at Chester-le-Street
Jul 11, 2014 (17:30 local | 16:30 GMT | 12:30 EDT | 11:30 CDT | 09:30 PDT)
North Division: Leics v Lancashire at Leicester
Jul 11, 2014 (17:30 local | 16:30 GMT | 12:30 EDT | 11:30 CDT | 09:30 PDT)
South Division: Somerset v Gloucs at Taunton
Jul 11, 2014 (17:30 local | 16:30 GMT | 12:30 EDT | 11:30 CDT | 09:30 PDT)
North Division: Northants v Derbyshire at Northampton
Jul 11, 2014 (18:30 local | 17:30 GMT | 13:30 EDT | 12:30 CDT | 10:30 PDT)
South Division: Surrey v Glamorgan at The Oval
Jul 11, 2014 (18:30 local | 17:30 GMT | 13:30 EDT | 12:30 CDT | 10:30 PDT)
North Division: Warwickshire v Worcs at Birmingham
Jul 11, 2014 (18:30 local | 17:30 GMT | 13:30 EDT | 12:30 CDT | 10:30 PDT)
South Division: Hampshire v Middlesex at Southampton
Jul 11, 2014 (19:00 local | 18:00 GMT | 14:00 EDT | 13:00 CDT | 11:00 PDT)
South Division: Sussex v Kent at Hove
Jul 11, 2014 (19:00 local | 18:00 GMT | 14:00 EDT | 13:00 CDT | 11:00 PDT)
Complete fixtures » | Download Fixtures »
News | Features Last 3 days
News | Features Last 3 days