John Langridge

John Langridge Sussex CCC
John Langridge

John Langridge, brother of James, was born in 1910 and was a most consistent right hand opening batsman and occasional right-arm medium pace bowler who played 567 matches between 1928 and 1955.

He scored 34,152 runs including 76 centuries average 37.70 and took 44 wickets at 42.00 runs each. He scored 1,000 runs in a season 17 times, continuing to 2,000 runs 10 times. He made 8 double centuries with a top score of 250 not out against Glamorgan at Hove in 1933. In the same season he shared an opening partnership of 490 with Ted Bowley against Middlesex at Hove which is still a Sussex record for any wicket.

He scored a century in each innings of a match twice. He has scored the most runs and made the most centuries by any player for Sussex. He was capped by Sussex in 1933 and awarded a joint benefit with H.W. Parks in 1948, also a testimonial in 1953, which raised £1,930 each and £3,825 respectively.

After his retirement he stood as a first-class umpire for 25 years including seven Test Matches between 1960 and 1963. He was awarded the M.B.E. for services to cricket in 1979.

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