John Gibson’s county cricket was confined to two away games in 1837, though he later played in two further First-Class matches for the North and for the Players of Nottinghamshire.

He earned his place in the County team by his accurate bowling in the local cricket durin g the 1836 season. His brother, Robert, was also a good local player and as initials are often missing in scorecards of that era, it is difficult to separate the performances of the two.

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.

April 2020