John Deedes

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John Deedes
Personal information
Born (1803-06-14)14 June 1803
Sandling, Kent, England
Died 11 January 1885(1885-01-11) (aged 81)
Belgravia, Westminster, England
Relations William Deedes, Sr. (Brother), William Deedes, Jr. (Nephew)
Domestic team information
Years Team
1828 Hampshire
1822, 1827–1828 Kent
1822 Cambridge University
Career statistics
Competition FC
Matches 12
Runs scored 129
Batting average 7.58
100s/50s –/–
Top score 29*
Balls bowled
Bowling average
5 wickets in innings
10 wickets in match
Best bowling
Catches/stumpings 7/–
Source: Cricinfo, 15 February 2010

John Deedes (14 June 1803 – 11 January 1885) was an amateur English first-class cricketer.

Deedes was educated at Winchester and Trinity College, Cambridge.[1] He made his first-class debut for Cambridge University in 1822, playing a single match for the club against the Cambridge Town Club. During the same season, Deedes made his first-class debut for Kent against the Marylebone Cricket Club.

Deedes next first-class appearance came in 1827 for the Gentlemen in the Gentlemen v Players player fixture, in which Deedes appeared in both the Gentlemen v Players fixtures for 1827, as well as representing Kent in a single first-class match against the Marylebone Cricket Club.

In 1828 Deedes made his only first-class appearance for Hampshire against an early England team. Deedes also made two further appearances for Kent in 1828, with his final first-class appearance for the county coming against Sussex.

In 1829 Deedes played in the unusually named first-class fixture Married v Single, where Deedes represented the Single team, suggesting at this time Deedes was not married or had no partner of sorts. Deedes played a final fixture for the Gentlemen in the 1829 Gentlemen v Players and made a single first-class appearance for England against Surrey.

Deedes died at Belgravia, Westminster on 11 January 1885.


Deedes brother William Deedes, Sr. played first-class cricket for Hampshire, Kent and the Marylebone Cricket Club. As well as playing first-class cricket, William was a Conservative Party politician who was a Member of Parliament for East Kent from 1845–1857 and 1857–1862 following the resignation from the House of Commons of Sir Edward Dering who had defeated Deedes at the 1857 election.

Deedes nephew William Deedes, Jr. also played first-class cricket and was later also an MP for East Kent.


  1. ^ "Deedes, John (DDS821J)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge. 

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