John (known as ‘Jack’) Brown of Bingham CC played for the Notts Colts XXII in 1886 and 1887 and was chosen for the abandoned match of 1888. He was born in Bingham in 1862 and was left-hand batsman and left-arm medium pace bowler. His First-Class debut was for Notts v Yorkshire on 23 and 24 July 1888, when he scored 2 not out and 0 and bowled 0-11. The next month, he appeared in successive county games: against Gloucestershire at Trent Bridge, scoring 0 and 24 and bowling 0-4, and v Surrey at the Oval, scoring 3 and 4 not out. The latter was his final First-Class match.

John Brown was engaged at Burton-on-Trent in 1888 and 1889, played for Bacup in the Lancashire League in 1897 and 1898 and was a professional with Burslem CC. Between 1890 and 1896 he played for Staffordshire CCC, including nine Minor Counties championship games, in his last two seasons taking 20 wickets @19.40.

He was not related to Thomas Brown (1848-1919) also from Bingham who played four games for Notts in 1881, though some sources do identify them as brothers.

No details of his death can be obtained.

June 2020

Nottinghamshire First-Class Number: 205

See John Brown's career stats here