John Wisden, born on September 5, 1826, played 187 first-class cricket matches for three English county cricket teams. He is best known for writing the Cricketers' Almanack 'The Bible of Cricket' in 1864.

Wisden was said to be best all-rounder of his day and he was also known as "The Little Wonder". He made his first-class debut for Sussex in 1846 at the age of 19 and marked it with six-wicket haul.

Wisden took nearly 10 wickets in every game as a pacer. In 1850, playing at Lord's, his off-cutter technique gave him 10 wickets in the second innings. In his career, he took 1,109 first-class wickets with an average of 10.32. As a batsman, he also scored 4,140 first-class runs.

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