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John Smith

John Smith of Gotham to distinguish him from John Smith of Ruddington, who played for Notts in 1864, was born in Gotham on July 12th 1834.

He is described as a useful all-round player and he appeared in three Notts County matches, two in 1862 and the last in 1863 v Yorkshire at Bradford.

It is believed that he moved to Bradford in about 1866, having been engaged as a professional in that town, but due to the commonness of his name, no further details have been discovered.