Broad (Surrey cricketer)

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Broad (first name and dates unknown) was an English cricketer who played for Addington and Surrey during the 1740s.

Career[edit]

Broad is mentioned in reports from 1745 to 1750. The first was his appearance for Long Robin's XI v R Newland's XI at the Artillery Ground on Wednesday, 26 June 1745, his team winning by over 70 runs.[1]

He is known to have played in two matches in 1747. On Thursday, 9 July, he was a member of W Hodsoll's XI versus Long Robin's XI and on Monday, 31 August, he was in the All-England team that played Kent.[1] The last known mention of Broad is in the Kent v Surrey match at Dartford Brent on Friday, 6 July 1750.[1]

As Broad had established his reputation by 1745, he must have been active for some years previously. His career possibly began in the 1730s and continued into the 1750s. Very few players were mentioned by name in contemporary reports.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c F S Ashley-Cooper, At the Sign of the Wicket: Cricket 1742-1751, Cricket Magazine, 1900

External links[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • F S Ashley-Cooper, At the Sign of the Wicket: Cricket 1742-1751, Cricket Magazine, 1900
  • G B Buckley, Fresh Light on 18th Century Cricket, Cotterell, 1935
  • Timothy J McCann, Sussex Cricket in the Eighteenth Century, Sussex Record Society, 2004
  • H T Waghorn, Cricket Scores, Notes, etc. (1730-1773), Blackwood, 1899
  • H T Waghorn, The Dawn of Cricket, Electric Press, 1906