John Corbett (cricketer)

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John Corbett
Personal information
Full name Cornelius John Corbett
Born (1883-03-08)8 March 1883
Thame, Oxfordshire, England
Died 10 April 1944(1944-04-10) (aged 61)
Chandlers Ford, Hampshire, England
Batting style Right-handed batsman
Relations Bertie Corbett
Domestic team information
Years Team
19111924 Derbyshire
First-class debut 7 August 1911 Derbyshire v Essex
Last First-class 20 August 1924 Derbyshire v Essex
Career statistics
Competition First-class
Matches 27
Runs scored 633
Batting average 14.38
100s/50s 0/1
Top score 61
Balls bowled 78
Wickets 0
Bowling average
5 wickets in innings
10 wickets in match
Best bowling 0-3
Catches/stumpings 7/-
Source: [1], October 2011

Cornelius John Corbett (8 March 1883 – 10 April 1944) was an English cricketer who played first class cricket for Derbyshire from 1911 to 1924

Corbett was born in Thame, Oxfordshire one of three sons of Rev. Elijah Bagot Corbett and his wife Mary Anne née Davies. His father was Vicar of Thame from 1872 to 1893. Corbett became headmaster of "Rycote", a school on the Kedlestone Road, Derby, and later The Ashe at Etwall.

Corbett made his first class cricket debut for Derbyshire against Essex in August 1911, making 14 and 4 and bowling without taking a wicket. He played three more matches that season, and played regularly thereafter, usually in August during the school holidays. He did not play in 1914 and for the years until 1919 cricket was interrupted by the first world war. Corbett served as a lieutenant in the HAC.[1] After the war he played in 1919, 1920 and 1921, and next appeared in his last three games in 1924.

Corbett was a right-hand batsman and played 48 innings in 27 first class matches at an average of 14.38 and a top score of 61. He bowled thirteen overs without taking a wicket.[2]

Corbett died at Chandlers Ford, Hampshire at the age of 61. His brother Bertie Corbett, who had a school at Shardlow Hall also played cricket for Derbyshire as well as playing football for England.

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