John Bridges (archer)
John Henry Bridges (26 March 1852 – 12 February 1925) was a British archer who competed at the 1908 Summer Olympics in London. He also played first-class cricket in two matches for Surrey in 1876.
However, the Epsom & Ewell History Explorer website explains the confusion. He was the son of the Rev. A.H. Bridges who was the Rector of Beddington, but was definitely born in Horsham and was baptized there on 25/04/1852.
Bridges was educated at Winchester College and at Oxford University. He was picked for several cricket trial matches at Oxford, but did not appear in any of the university first-class games. He then played in two matches for Surrey against Cambridge University in 1876; the first was rain-ruined, and in the second as a middle-order batsman he scored 8 and 1.
- Cook, Theodore Andrea (1908). The Fourth Olympiad, Being the Official Report. London: British Olympic Association.
- De Wael, Herman (2001). "Archery 1908". Herman's Full Olympians. Retrieved 12 July 2006.
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