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James Chatterton

James Chatterton, who played in six county matches between 1856 and 1865, was a tailor residing in his native town of Newark. His county career effectively ended in 1861, but in 1865 he made a final appearance, when Wootton was unable to play.

From 1857 to 1876 he had professional cricketing engagements in various parts of the country.

In 1859, 1860 and 1867 he was at Lord’s and therefore played for the MCC in major matches in those seasons. From 1868 to 1876 he was the coach at Rossall School and from 1887 to 1890 he umpired in first-class matches, this career being cut short by his death in February 1891.

He was born in Newark in April 1836 and generally played as an opening batsman, having a strong defence; his occasional round-arm bowling was slow and ‘twisting’

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