John Joseph Hulme
John Joseph Hulme was an English cricket player who played for the Derbyshire team between 1887 and 1903. Born in Church Gresley in Derbyshire, John made his cricket debut in 1887 for Derbyshire team whilst playing against the Marylebone Cricket Club.
In the second innings itself, he took two wickets and the same season, played six more county matches. However, the Derbyshire team lost first class status that season and in 1888, he played for the England XI team against the Australian team. The same year, he took the maximum number of wickets for the team, which included 15 wickets in one game played against Yorkshire team. The following season, he started playing for Marylebone Cricket Club playing consistently till 1895.
This left arm medium fast pacer took around 557 first class wickets at 23.99, with his best being 9 for 27. On 34 occasions, he took five or more wickets in an innings and there were around 9 matches when he literally took more than 10 wickets. He also played 229 innings in 142 games having a top score of 59 at an average of 12.35. Hulme died in Nelson in Lancashire at the age of 78.