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Dunctons Famous Cricketers

Jemmy Dean
James "Jemmy" Dean was born in Duncton on the 4th January 1816 and died in Duncton on Christmas day 1881.
He became famous as an English cricketer playing for Sussex CCC in the mid 19th century.
Credited with 305 1st class appearances his cricketing career spanned the 1835 to 1861 English seasons. He was a right-handed batsman and fast roundarm bowler, occasionally keeping wicket.
He was an associate of John Wisden who owned the, now Cricketers, pub.

William Clarkes England Eleven, 1847, showing Dean, 6th from left.
Dean was the landlord. It was left to Jemmy in John Wisden's will but unfortunately Jemmy died first.
He co-founded the United All-England X1 with Wisden, a rival to Clarkes team.

Brighton 1844
A Grand Cricket Match at Brighton in which Dean played - Illustrated London News, 14 August 1844
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Jem Broadbridge
James "Jem" Broadbridge was born in Duncton on the 25th June 1795. He died in Duncton on the 12th February 1843.
Mainly playing for Sussex, he was a significant English cricketer in the 1820s and 1830s. Described by Arthur Haygarth in Scores and Biographies as "an extremely hard hitter" he was arguably the outstanding all-rounder of his time. The right-handed bowler and batter, played for Sussex at the same time as William Lillywhite and their bowling enabled Sussex to become hailed as the Champion County in the 1820s.
Broadbridge and Lillywhite were innovators who did much to have roundarm bowling legalised.
His known career in major cricket spanned the 1814 to 1840 English seasons. In 102 matches, he scored 2671 runs with a highest score of 135. He took 51 catches and 324 wickets.
His elder brother William, 1790-1860, was an occasional Sussex player in 25 matches between 1817 and 1830. His younger brother Robin who was born in 1797, played 4 matches between 1822 and 1824. The Broadbridge brothers were cousins of their Sussex colleague George Millyard.
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The Cricketers Pub sign, depicting W.G. Grace

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Cricketers Pub, Duncton



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