John Sherman (cricketer)

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John Sherman (born 17 October 1788 at Crayford, Kent; died 31 August 1861 at Manchester) was an English professional cricketer. His first-class career spanned a record-equalling 44 seasons from 1809 to 1852; he shares this record with W G Grace. He was the elder brother of James Sherman and the uncle of Tom Sherman.

Career[edit]

He was mainly associated with Surrey and he made 27 known appearances in first-class matches from 1809 to 1852.[1]

Sherman was a right-handed batsman (RHB) and a right arm slow underarm bowler. He played his first four matches at the original Lord's Cricket Ground and the next four at its present location. His career fell into a long hiatus from 1823 but after a gap of 21 years he reappeared for Manchester and took 11 for 50 against Yorkshire. He played another five first class matches before his last appearance in 1852.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Arthur Haygarth, Scores & Biographies, Volumes 1-4 (1744-1854), Lillywhite, 1862

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