Felix Ladbroke

Felix Calvert Ladbroke (1771 - 14 March 1840) was an English banker and amateur cricketer.

BiographyEdit

He was born in Idlicote, near Shipton-on-Stour, Warwickshire, the second son of Robert Ladbroke, banker and Member of Parliament for Warwick. His father later sold Idlicote and purchased estates in Surrey.[1] Felix inherited 10,000 pounds on his father's death in 1814 and land, mainly in Surrey, from his cousin James Weller Ladbroke,

Following his father, he was a partner in the banking firm of Ladbroke, Kingscote and Co. and also had insurance and brewing interests. [2] In 1829 he was appointed High Sheriff of Surrey.[3]

Cricketing careerEdit

As a cricketer he was mainly associated with Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC).[4] As an English amateur cricketer he made 29 known appearances in first-class cricket matches from 1804 to 1826.

In 1815, Ladbroke scored one of the earliest known first-class centuries at the new Lord's Cricket Ground in the Middlesex v Epsom match on 24 & 25 August when he and Frederick Woodbridge made 116 and 107 respectively for Epsom.[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "LADBROKE, Robert (?1739-1814), of Pall Mall, Mdx. and Tadworth Court, Suss". History of Parliament Online. Retrieved 11 April 2012.
  2. ^ "No. 18691". The London Gazette. June 1830. p. 1225.
  3. ^ "No. 18554". The London Gazette. 27 February 1929. p. 373.
  4. ^ Arthur Haygarth, Scores & Biographies, Volume 1 (1744-1826), Lillywhite, 1862
  5. ^ CricketArchive – match scorecard. Retrieved on 18 October 2009.

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