John Clayton (cricketer)
|Full name||John Morton Clayton|
17 November 1857|
|Died||1 April 1938
West Southbourne, England
|Batting style||Right-handed batsman|
|Bowling style||Right-arm medium fast bowler|
|Domestic team information|
|First-class debut||22 August 1881 Derbyshire v Yorkshire|
|Last First-class||21 May 1883 Derbyshire v Surrey|
|Source: , 3 February 2011|
Clayton was born in Chesterfield, the son of Joseph Clayton and his wife Hannah. His father was founder of Clayton & Company, tanners and curriers, of Clayton Street Chesterfield. Clayton played for Derbyshire Colts and for Derbyshire in a miscellaneous match against Harrow Wanderers in the 1879 season. He played for Gentlemen of Derbyshire during a tour by Canada in 1880. He made his first-class debut for Derbyshire in the 1881 season when he scored a duck in his one and only innings before the match was rained off. He also played a miscellaneous match against Derbyshire Colts. Two years later, in the 1883 season, he represented the county again, in his second and final County match, against Surrey, in which he scored the only three runs of his first-class career. In 1884 he played for Gentlemen of Derbyshire against Gentlemen of Philadelphia.
Clayton was a right-handed batsman and scored 3 runs in three innings in two matches. He was a right-arm medium-fast bowler and bowled 16 balls without taking a wicket
Clayton ran Clayton & Co with his brother Joseph Edward Clayton until the early 20th Century. He was Mayor of Chesterfield from 1890 to 1892.
Clayton died in West Southbourne at the age of 80.
Clayton married Maria Robinson, daughter of William Bradbury Robinson of Robinson's of Chesterfield, in 1884.
- British Census 1881 RG11 3432/20 p34
- John Clayton at Cricket Archive
- Chesterfield Borough Council - Mayors of Chesterfield