John Pontifex (cricketer, born 1796)

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John Pontifex
Personal information
Full name John Pontifex
Born 11 February 1796
Holborn, London, England
Died 7 May 1875 (1875-05-08) (aged 79)
Batting unknown hand
Bowling underarm: unknown hand and type
Role unknown
Domestic team information
Years Team
1825 Godalming Cricket Club
Career statistics
Source: Arthur Haygarth, 30 March 2013

John Pontifex (born 11 February 1796 in Holborn, London; died 7 May 1875 in Westminster) was an English first-class cricketer associated with Surrey and Godalming Cricket Club who was active in the 1820s. He is recorded in one match in 1825, totalling 4 runs with a highest score of 4 and holding 1 catch.[1]

His son was Charles Pontifex, captain of Cambridge University in the 1853 University Match and later a judge in India, which gained him a knighthood.


  1. ^ "John Pontifex". CricketArchive. Retrieved 30 March 2013. 


  • Haygarth, Arthur (1862). Scores & Biographies, Volume 1 (1744–1826). Lillywhite.