Keen cricketer led the way in scoring system

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    The Journal13 Dec 2021TONY HENDERSON: "CRICKET lover John Atkinson Pendlington was one of life’s all-rounders. He was one of the founders of a pioneering Tyneside electrical company, a noted Shakespearean scholar, and is described as both an engineer and an accountant. He played for Benwell cricket club and in 1893 invented the revolutionary linear method of scoring the game. “It is the way cricket is scored at first-class level today,” said David Cook, former Newcastle University lecturer, city councillor and Lord Mayor in 2019-20, and who himself has played for the Benwell club and written its history. Now a city council plaque to John Pendlington will be unveiled on December 15 at the Centre for Sport, West Road, Newcastle, which is the site of one of the Benwell club’s grounds from 1886 to 1921. “John Pendlington was obviously a clever and successful chap,” said David, whose book The Many Pavilions reflects the seven grounds that have over the years been the homes of the Benwell cricketers. “He is the inventor of the most significant system of recording in any sport and only after many years later is starting to receive the proper credit for it.”....
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