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 John Wisden

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John Wisden

Birth
Brighton, Brighton and Hove Unitary Authority, East Sussex, England
Death 5 Apr 1884 (aged 57)
Westminster, City of Westminster, Greater London, England
Burial West Brompton, Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, Greater London, England
Plot M 41 x 67
Memorial ID 9067585 View Source
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Professional Cricketer. Born at Brighton, the son of a builder who died when the boy was in his teens, Wisden began his cricket career whilst helping the wicket-keeper, Tom Box, to run his pub. He made his debut for Sussex aged only eighteen, and went on to average ten wickets a game. In the second innings of the South v North game at Lord's in 1850, he clean-bowled all ten wickets. His greatest achievements as a batsman were in 1850, when he scored 100 against Kent at Tunbridge Wells, and in 1855, when he scored 148 against Yorkshire at Bramall lane in Sheffield; this was the only century that season. In 1859, he was co-organiser, with George Parr of Nottingham, of the first-ever English overseas tour, which visited Canada and the United States. He was forced to stop playing cricket in 1863, due to rheumatism; but, the following year, he founded the Wisden Cricketer's Almanac, which continues to be published every year. His grave remained unmarked for a century after his death from cancer; but, on the 5th. April 1984, a marker was placed there.

Bio by: Iain MacFarlaine


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  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Originally Created by: Iain MacFarlaine
  • Added: 8 Jul 2004
  • Find a Grave Memorial 9067585
  • Find a Grave, database and images (www.findagrave.com/memorial/9067585/john-wisden : accessed ), memorial page for John Wisden (5 Sep 1826–5 Apr 1884), Find a Grave Memorial ID 9067585, citing Brompton Cemetery, West Brompton, Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, Greater London, England ; Maintained by Find A Grave .