Chappell Batchelor

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Chappell Batchelor (1 July 1822 – 11 January 1884) was an English organist and first-class cricketer.


He was born in Southwell in 1822 to John Batchelor and Ann and was a chorister in the cathedral choir from 1830. He was King's Scholar at the Royal Academy of Music from 1838.

After his resignation from Southwell Minster in 1857 he moved to Belper and then to Derby. He died at 123 New Uttoxeter Road, Derby, on 11 January 1884.


He played for Nottinghamshire County Cricket Club from 1845 to 1858.[1] He was a more than average batsman and in 1847 hit 93 for the County Club v Rugby. He played in three first-class Notts matches, the first being v Kent at Canterbury in 1845 and the final one v Surrey at The Oval in 1858.

Musical career[edit]

He was organist of Southwell Minster 1841 - 1857[2]


  1. ^ "Player Profile: Chappell Batchelor". Retrieved 12 November 2013.
  2. ^ Cathedral Organists, John E. West, London, Novello and Company, 1899.