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Robert Gibson

Robert Gibson also made his debut v England at Trent Bridge in 1855, as one of three outings he had with the County, the last being in 1858.

A very good medium pace bowler, he was born in Radford in March 1821 and was thus 34 at the time of his first appearance - his brother, John, having made his Notts debut in 1837!

Most of his cricket was for the Hyson Green Club but in 1854 he was appointed professional to Notts Amateurs CC, hence his county match the following year.

He was employed in the family business as a cord-wainer and died of heart disease in Duke St, Old Radford in September 1875. Prior to his death he was noted for his card-playing and conversational powers.