|Full name||John Norman Bateman-Champain|
14 March 1880|
Richmond Hill, Surrey, England
|Died||22 October 1950
Westbury-on-Trym, Gloucestershire, England
|Relations||Frederick Currie (brother-in-law)
Claude Bateman-Champain (brother)
Francis Bateman-Champain (brother)
Hugh Bateman-Champain (brother)
Fendall Currie (uncle)
Revd Sir Frederick Currie (uncle)
Robert Currie (uncle)
William Currie (uncle)
|Domestic team information|
|Source: Cricinfo, 26 June 2010|
John Norman Bateman-Champain (14 March 1880 – 22 October 1950) was an first-class English cricketer, making five appearances for Gloucestershire, who later in life became the third Anglican Bishop suffragan of Knaresborough. Bateman-Champain was a right-handed batsman.
Early life and education
John Bateman-Champain was born at Richmond Hill, Surrey. Bateman-Champain was born into a military family, son of LtCol Sir John Underwood Bateman-Champain of the Bengal Royal Engineers. The younger John was educated at Cheltenham College and Caius College, Cambridge. and studied for ordination at Wells Theological College.
Bateman-Champain played 2 first-class matches for Gloucestershire in 1899, with his debut for the county coming against Lancashire and his second and final first-class match for the county coming against Nottinghamshire. Additionally, he also represented the Free Foresters in a 3 first-class matches, firstly in 1919 against Cambridge University and Oxford University and finally against Oxford University in 1920.
Upon graduating theological college, Bateman-Champain became assistant curate at St Mary's Church, Henbury before embarking overseas to become vicar of Germiston, South Africa. In 1912, he returned to St Mary's Church, Redcliffe as Vicar. During the First World War, he served as a war-time chaplain in France at GHQ, and later become an honorary Canon of Bristol Cathedral. In 1928, he became Rural Dean of Bedminster before a ten-year stint as Vicar of the Cathedral Church of St Nicholas, Newcastle upon Tyne, and Provost of the Cathedral. His final appointment was as Bishop suffragan of Knaresborough — a post he held until retirement to his native city in 1948.
Family and later life
Bateman-Champain was part of a large cricketing family. His brothers Claude, Francis and Hugh all played first-class cricket, as did his brother-in-law Frederick Currie. His uncles Fendall Currie, Revd Sir Frederick Currie, Robert Currie and William Currie also played first-class cricket. During his time at Redcliffe (c. 1912–1914), he married Jean Monsell Maud. Bateman-Champain died at Westbury-on-Trym, Gloucestershire on 22 October 1950.
- John Bateman-Champain at Cricinfo
- “Who was Who” 1897–1990 London, A & C Black, 1991 ISBN 0-7136-3457-X
- "Bateman-Champain, John Norman (BTMN898JN)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge.
- The Times, Monday, 27 May 1907; pg. 7; Issue 38343; col D University Intelligence. Oxford, 25 May
- First-Class Matches played by John Bateman-Champain
- The Times, Friday, 31 December 1937; pg. 12; Issue 47880; col E New Bishop suffragan of Knaresborough appointed
|Church of England titles|
|New title||Provost of Newcastle
George Edward Brigstocke
Paul de Labilliere
|Bishop of Knaresborough
Henry de Candole