James Cobbett

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James Cobbett
Personal information
Full name James Cobbett
Born (1804-01-12)12 January 1804
Frimley, Surrey
Died 31 March 1842(1842-03-31) (aged 38)
Marylebone, London
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Slow round-arm spin bowler
Role All-rounder
Career statistics
Competition FC
Matches 100
Runs scored 1573
Batting average 10.14
100s/50s 0/?
Top score 60
Balls bowled ?
Wickets 534
Bowling average 10.07
5 wickets in innings 41
10 wickets in match 14
Best bowling 8/?
Catches/stumpings 71/5
Source: CricInfo, 21 June 2013

James Cobbett (12 January 1804 – 31 March 1842) was an English professional cricketer who played first-class cricket from 1826 to 1841 for Middlesex, Surrey and Sheffield Cricket Club (aka Yorkshire). Considered by many - according to The Cricketer and Wisden - to be "the finest allrounder of his day",[1] Cobbett was a right-handed batsman, occasional wicket-keeper and right arm slow roundarm bowler.[2]

Cobbett began as an MCC ground staff bowler who occasionally stood as umpire. He started a playing career with Middlesex in 1826, as Surrey - the county of his birth - featured little in first-class cricket at the time. He played only once for them in 1839, as well as matches for Yorkshire in 1835. He represented the Players in the Gentlemen v Players series and the South in the North v. South series. But it was for the MCC between 1830 and 1841, that he made most of his appearances: 47 in all, scoring 78 runs and taking 311 wickets.[3][4]



  1. ^ "Player Profile: James Cobbett". Retrieved 2013-06-21. 
  2. ^ "Player Profile: James Cobbett". Cricket Archive. Retrieved 2013-06-21. 
  3. ^ "First-class batting and fielding for each team by James Cobbett". Cricket Archive. Retrieved 2013-06-21. 
  4. ^ "First-class bowling for each team by James Cobbett". Cricket Archive. Retrieved 2013-06-21. 

Further reading[edit]

  • Arthur Haygarth, Scores & Biographies, Volumes 2-3 (1727-1848), Lillywhite, 1862

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