Benjamin Blackburn

Cricket Player

1855 –

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Who is Benjamin Blackburn?

Benjamin Fielding Blackburn was an English cricketer. Blackburn was a right-handed batsman. He was born at Meadows, Nottinghamshire.

Blackburn made two first-class appearances for Nottinghamshire in 1879, against Lancashire at Old Trafford, and Kent at Trent Bridge. Nottinghamshire won the toss against Lancashire and elected to bat, making 162 all out in their first-innings, with Blackburn being dismissed for 2 runs by William McIntyre. Lancashire responded by making 184 all out in their first-innings, with Nottinghamshire then making 174/8 in their second-innings, with Blackburn ending the innings not out on 4. The match ended as a draw. In his second match against Kent, Nottinghamshire won the toss and elected to bat, making 253, with Blackburn being dismissed for a duck by George Hearne. In response, Kent were dismissed for 109, and were forced to follow-on, making an 100 all out, giving Nottinghamshire victory by an innings and 31 runs.

He died at Bournemouth, Hampshire, on 6 May 1907.

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Sep 10, 1855

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on July 23, 2013

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