John Corbett (cricketer)
|Full name||Cornelius John Corbett|
8 March 1883|
Thame, Oxfordshire, England
|Died||10 April 1944
Chandlers Ford, Hampshire, England
|Batting style||Right-handed batsman|
|Domestic team information|
|First-class debut||7 August 1911 Derbyshire v Essex|
|Last First-class||20 August 1924 Derbyshire v Essex|
Source: , October 2011
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. 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.