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John Loraine Baldwin

English cricketer

Died when: 87 years 177 days (1049 months)
Star Sign: Gemini

 

John Loraine Baldwin

John Loraine Baldwin (1 June 1809 – 25 November 1896) was a prominent English cricket enthusiast who was a co-founder of the I Zingari nomadic cricket club.

He was born near Halifax, Yorkshire, and studied at Oxford University where he developed interests in cricket and dramatics.He was a sports and games rules enthusiast, and one of the founders of I Zingari on 4 July 1845.

He was also the writer of the first standardized rules for badminton in 1868, while on a visit to Badminton House, and editor of "The Laws of Short Whist" of 1864.

He was Warden of Tintern Abbey in 1873, and died at his home, St Anne's House in Tintern in 1896.A 'grand tomb' commemorates Baldwin in the churchyard of St Michaels, Tintern.


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