Robert Broughton (cricketer)

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Robert John Porcher Broughton (born 11 July 1816 at Farnham, Surrey; died 15 June 1911 at Callipers Hall, Chipperfield, Hertfordshire) was an English amateur cricketer who played first-class cricket from 1836 to 1864.

Robert Broughton was educated at Harrow and Clare College, Cambridge.[1] Mainly associated with Cambridge University and Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC), he made 26 known appearances in first-class matches.[2] Broughton was an outstanding fielder who specialised at cover point.[3]


  1. ^ "Broughton, Robert John Porcher (BRTN835RJ)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge. 
  2. ^ CricketArchive. Retrieved on 17 November 2008.
  3. ^ Altham, p.115.

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Further reading[edit]

  • H S Altham, A History of Cricket, Volume 1 (to 1914), George Allen & Unwin, 1962
  • Arthur Haygarth, Scores & Biographies, Volumes 1-11 (1744-1870), Lillywhite, 1862-72