John Gibson’s county cricket was confined to the two away games in 1837.

He had received praise in local matches in 1836 for the accuracy of his bowling and in 1840 he was picked for the North v South at Lord’s. His brother, Robert, was also a good local player and with initials often missing it is difficult to separate the performances of the two.

Due to the diligent researches of John Goulder, I can now state that John Gibson was christened in Denton, Lincs in July 1817. He moved to Nottingham and worked as a shoemaker.

Gibson died in November 1884 and is buried in the Nottingham Church Cemetery.