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  • Born  1853  Sutton in Ashfield, Nottinghamshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4, 5, 6
    • Sutton in Ashfield, Nottinghamshire, England
      GRO Index: 1852 JUN Mansfield 7b 57
    Gender  Male 
    Residence  7 Apr 1861  Alfreton Road, Sutton in Ashfield, Nottinghamshire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Samuel Crossland 36 Ruth Crossland 36 Sarah Ann Crossland 13 Elizabeth Crossland 11 John Crossland 9 Ruth Crossland 6 
    Residence  2 Apr 1871  2 Upper Green, Sutton in Ashfield, Nottinghamshire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Charles Pegg 24 Sarah Ann Pegg 22 Mary E Pegg 3 John C Pegg 1 John Crossland 19 (Lodgers) Martha Crossland 18 John M Crossland 7 Months 
    Occupation  1878  Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    John "Jack" Crossland (2 April 1852 ? 26 September 1903) was an English professional cricketer who played for Lancashire between 1878 and 1887. A right-arm fast bowler, Crossland was recognised as one of the fastest bowlers in county cricket. However, he was also widely criticised for throwing, rather than bowling the ball. Were it not for this, he would have probably played for England against Australia in 1882 or 1884.
    Crossland was born in Nottinghamshire, but qualified to play for Lancashire due to residency. He made his first-class debut for his adopted county in 1878, but his bowling was most effective from 1881 until 1884. His best year was 1882, when he topped the national bowling averages, claiming 112 wickets at an average of just over ten. The presence of Crossland, and a number of other bowlers with suspect actions, in the Lancashire team resulted in some counties refusing to play fixtures against during the mid-1880s. During 1885, a ruling from the Marylebone Cricket Club barred Crossland from playing for Lancashire as his qualification for the county had been breached by him living in Nottinghamshire during the winter. The ruling forced his retirement from county cricket, though he continued to appear in other matches for a few years following that.
    In all, Crossland claimed 322 wickets in first-class cricket at an average of 12.48. He claimed ten wickets in a match on six occasions. Primarily a tail-end batsman, he scored 1,172 runs with a top score of 51. 
    Residence  3 Apr 1881  4 Chapel Walk Westgate Worksop, Nottinghamshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Boarder with Spencer family. Wife Martha was at Lord Street, Sutton in Ashfield, Nottinghamshire, England Martha Crossland 29 John Crossland 11 Samuel Crossland 7 Sarah Ann Crossland 5 Richard Crossland 1 
    Residence  1891  22 St Paul's Street, Blackburn, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    John Crossland 38 Martha Crossland 38 Samuel Crossland 16 Sarah W Crossland 14 Mary E Crossland 12 Richard Crossland 10 William Crossland 8 Ruth Crossland 4 Eleanor Crossland 
    Residence  1901  3 George Street West, Blackburn, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 

    John Crossland 49 Martha Crossland 49 William Crossland 16 Ruth Crossland 14 Mary Ellen Crossland 
    Died  26 Sep 1903  Blackburn, Lancashire, England. Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Lancashire Cricket Club arranged and paid for his funeral.
    Person ID  I791  Eileen's Family Tree
    Last Modified  4 Jan 2017 

    Father  Samuel CROSSLAND,   b. 1825, Sutton in Ashfield, Nottinghamshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jul 1874, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Ruth KESTEVEN,   b. 1825, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Dec 1917, Mansfield Reg Dist, Nottinghamshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  Oct 1846  Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F280  Group Sheet

    Family  Martha MASSEY,   b. 19 Dec 1853, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between Apr and Jun 1909, Blackburn, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  Between Jan and Mar 1871  Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • GRO Index: 1871 MAR Mansfield 7b 103
    Children 
     1. Sarah Ann CROSSLAND,   b. 1877, Sutton in Ashfield, Nottinghamshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1944, Blackburn, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Eleanor CROSSLAND,   b. 1889, Blackburn, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Mary Elizabeth CROSSLAND,   b. 1882, Sutton in Ashfield, Nottinghamshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 06 Jul 1925, 80, Havelock Street, Blackburn, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. William CROSSLAND,   b. 1883, Sutton in Ashfield, Nottinghamshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. John M CROSSLAND,   b. Abt 1870, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Ruth CROSSLAND,   b. 1887, Sutton in Ashfield, Nottinghamshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. Richard CROSSLAND,   b. Abt 1880, Sutton In Ashfield Find all individuals with events at this location
     8. Richard CROSSLAND,   b. 1881, Enfield, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location
     9. Samuel CROSSLAND,   b. 1875, Sutton in Ashfield, Nottinghamshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID  F168  Group Sheet

  • Documents

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    1881 John & Martha Crossland
    1881 John & Martha Crossland
    Boarder with Spencer family. Wife Martha was at Lord Street, Sutton in Ashfield, Nottinghamshire, England Martha Crossland 29 John Crossland 11 Samuel Crossland 7 Sarah Ann Crossland 5 Richard Crossland 1
    1932 - Friday 13 May 1932 ,  Nottingham Evening Post ,  Nottinghamshire, England.
    1932 - Friday 13 May 1932 , Nottingham Evening Post , Nottinghamshire, England.
    A Lancashire Yarn - 'how to bowl fast by picking potatoes from a nearby greengrocer's hamper and bowling them along the street.'
    1912 - Saturday 29 June 1912 ,  Yorkshire Evening Post ,  West Yorkshire, England.
    1912 - Saturday 29 June 1912 , Yorkshire Evening Post , West Yorkshire, England.
    ...when it was that Jack Crossland, the Lancashire fast bowler, threw a ball over the viaduct at Lockwood, near Huddersfield....?
    1899 - Thursday 22 June 1899 , Bristol Mercury, Bristol, England
    1899 - Thursday 22 June 1899 , Bristol Mercury, Bristol, England
    On one occasion Jack Crossland was engaged to play against a team which included two or three clergymen.....
    1891 - Saturday 10 January 1891 ,  Derby Daily Telegraph ,  Derbyshire, England
    1891 - Saturday 10 January 1891 , Derby Daily Telegraph , Derbyshire, England
    The reported death of Jack Crossland 1891
    1891 - Daily Gazette for Middlesborough 16 Nov 1891
    1891 - Daily Gazette for Middlesborough 16 Nov 1891
    Crossland and the Parsons
    1903 - Monday 28 September 1903 ,  Yorkshire Evening Post ,  West Yorkshire, England
    1903 - Monday 28 September 1903 , Yorkshire Evening Post , West Yorkshire, England
    A famous Lancashire bowler...
    1903 - Monday 28 September 1903 ,  Lancashire Evening Post ,  Lancashire, England
    1903 - Monday 28 September 1903 , Lancashire Evening Post , Lancashire, England
    Death of a noted cricketer at Blackburn
    1891 -Thursday 08 January 1891 ,  Derby Daily Telegraph ,  Derbyshire, England.
    1891 -Thursday 08 January 1891 , Derby Daily Telegraph , Derbyshire, England.
    Premature obituary!
    1903 - Saturday 26 September 1903 ,  Nottingham Evening Post ,  Nottinghamshire, England
    1903 - Saturday 26 September 1903 , Nottingham Evening Post , Nottinghamshire, England
    Death of Jack Crossland
    1871 John & Martha Crossland
    1871 John & Martha Crossland
    27, Upper Green,, Sutton in Ashfield, Nottinghamshire.
    In 1871 John (19) and his wife Martha (18) were boarding with the Pegg family. Their son, John was 7 months old. John was working as a coal miner.
    1891 John & Martha Crossland
    1891 John & Martha Crossland
    22, St Paul's Street,, Blackburn, Lancashire,England.
    In 1891 John and his wife Martha (both 38) were living at 22 St Paul's Street, Blackburn with their children Samuel (16), Sarah A (14), Mary E. (12), Richard (10), William (8), Ruth (4) and Eleanor (2). John was a general labourer, Samuel an errand boy and Sarah a cotton weaver.
    1901 John & Martha Crossland
    1901 John & Martha Crossland
    3 George Street West, Blackburn, Lancashire.
    John and Martha (both aged 49) were living in Blackburn with their children William (16) a signal porter(?), Ruth (14), a cotton weaver and Mary Ellen (12). John was a fish porter at the railway station.
    1861 John Crossland
    1861 John Crossland
    Samuel Crossland 36 Ruth Crossland 36 Sarah Ann Crossland 13 Elizabeth Crossland 11 John Crossland 9 Ruth Crossland 6
    1903 - Tuesday 23 June 1903 ,  Portsmouth Evening News ,  Hampshire, England
    1903 - Tuesday 23 June 1903 , Portsmouth Evening News , Hampshire, England
    A good cricketing story is a rarity....
    1903 - Wednesday 30 September 1903 ,  Lancashire Evening Post ,  Lancashire, England.
    1903 - Wednesday 30 September 1903 , Lancashire Evening Post , Lancashire, England.
    Interment at Blackburn Cemetery...
    1903 - Wednesday 30 September 1903 ,  Nottingham Evening Post ,  Nottinghamshire, England
    1903 - Wednesday 30 September 1903 , Nottingham Evening Post , Nottinghamshire, England
    Under the most depressing circumstances...
    1918 - Saturday 29 June 1918 ,  Yorkshire Evening Post ,  West Yorkshire, England.
    1918 - Saturday 29 June 1918 , Yorkshire Evening Post , West Yorkshire, England.
    ...whose the bowler....?
    1928 - Tuesday 10 January 1928 ,  Nottingham Evening Post ,  Nottinghamshire, England
    1928 - Tuesday 10 January 1928 , Nottingham Evening Post , Nottinghamshire, England
    A cricketer's story
    John Crossland's Lancashire Cricket Club Archive
    John Crossland's Lancashire Cricket Club Archive

  • Sources 
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    2. [S69] 1861 England Census, Ancestry.com, (Name: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2005.Original data - Census Returns of England and Wales, 1861. Kew, Surrey, England: The National Archives of the UK (TNA): Public Record Office (PRO), 1861. Data imaged from the National;), Class: RG9; Piece: 2426; Folio: 72; Page: 16; GSU roll: 542969..
      Birth date: abt 1852 Birth place: Sutton in Ashfield, Nottinghamshire, England Residence date: 1861 Residence place: Sutton in Ashfield, Nottinghamshire, England

    3. [S68] 1901 England Census, Ancestry.com, (Name: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2005.Original data - Census Returns of England and Wales, 1901. Kew, Surrey, England: The National Archives of the UK (TNA): Public Record Office (PRO), 1901. Data imaged from the National;), Class: RG13; Piece: 3915; Folio: 96; Page: 11..
      Birth date: abt 1852 Birth place: Sutton in Ashfield, Nottinghamshire, England Residence date: 1901 Residence place: Blackburn, Lancashire, England

    4. [S66] 1891 England Census, Ancestry.com, (Name: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2005.Original data - Census Returns of England and Wales, 1891. Kew, Surrey, England: The National Archives of the UK (TNA): Public Record Office (PRO), 1891. Data imaged from The National;), Class: RG12; Piece: 3399; Folio 78; Page 11; GSU roll: 6098509..
      Birth date: abt 1853 Birth place: Sutton in Ashfield, Nottinghamshire, England Residence date: 1891 Residence place: Blackburn, Lancashire, England

    5. [S64] 1881 England Census, Ancestry.com and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (Name: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2004. 1881 British Isles Census Index provided by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints © Copyright 1999 Intellectual Reserve, Inc. All rights reserved. All use is subject to the;), Class: RG11; Piece: 3305; Folio: 60; Page: 4; GSU roll: 1341787..
      Birth date: abt 1852 Birth place: Sutton In Ashfield, Nottinghamshire, England Residence date: 1881 Residence place: Worksop, Nottinghamshire, England

    6. [S62] 1871 England Census, Ancestry.com, (Name: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2004.Original data - Census Returns of England and Wales, 1871. Kew, Surrey, England: The National Archives of the UK (TNA): Public Record Office (PRO), 1871. Data imaged from the National;), Class: RG10; Piece: 3469; Folio: 85; Page: 19; GSU roll: 839425..
      Birth date: abt 1852 Birth place: Sutton, Nottinghamshire, England Residence date: 1871 Residence place: Sutton in Ashfield, Nottinghamshire, England