John Walker (cricketer, born 1826)

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John Walker (15 September 1826 - 14 August 1885) was an English cricketer.

Walker was born in Palmers Green, the eldest of seven cricket playing brothers and four sisters[1]- known historically as the Walkers of Southgate. He was educated in Stanmore and at Trinity College, Cambridge.[2] He played as a right-handed batsman and an underarm right-arm slow bowler for Cambridge University (1846–1849), MCC (1847–1863), a Middlesex XI (1850–1863) and Middlesex CCC (1864–1866).

His family owned a large estate at Arnos Grove and he founded the John Walker Cricket Ground, in Waterfall Lane, Southgate. It is run today by the Walker Trust.

Walker died at Arnos Grove in 1885, aged 58.

References[edit]

  1. ^ W.A. Bettesworth (1900) The Walkers of Southgate, Methuen, London
  2. ^ "Walker, John (WLKR844J)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge. 

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